September 10, 2013
First Things First
Florida is the gift that just keeps on giving. Here’s its attorney general, setting out her priorities. By the looks of her, a job on Fox News is waiting if the political thing ever goes south on her.
Attorney General Pam Bondi said Monday she should not have requested an execution be rescheduled from the night of her “campaign kickoff” fundraiser.
Bondi’s statement came after Gov. Rick Scott said he was unaware that the waterfront Tampa fundraiser, scheduled for Tuesday, was the reason she had requested the delay in the execution of convicted murderer Marshall Lee Gore.
“As a prosecutor, there was nothing more important than seeing justice done, especially when it came to the unconscionable act of murder,” Bondi said in a release. “I personally put two people on death row and, as attorney general, have already participated in eight executions since I took office, a role I take very seriously.”
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at September 10, 2013 02:24 PM
She speaks just like George W. Bush. I'm sure she'd be just as competent, the murdering little hussy.
what's going on in that picture? Is it an execution of some sort?
It's an execution by garrote in Manila, 1901. We have evolved since then, although not by much. Dead is dead, as Obama is careful not to point out when he presents death by poison gas as something uniquely horrible. Tell it to our napalm victims around the globe.
Killing and torturing seem to be addictive to some people. There are a lot better ways to get justice done than to kill people, and there are a lot better ways to get information than torturing. So if someone kills or tortures, he (or she) does it because he/she wants to do it. Probably even enjoys it.
I don't see why AG Bondi even wanted to reschedule. If she really is that proud of putting people on death row, she could have built her fundraiser around the execution. Granted, she couldn't have sold seats in the viewing room itself to raise campaign cash -- not even Florida is that depraved (is it?). But she could have set up a tent on private property just outside the prison gates.
About that garrotting thing: I remember seeing a film, set in Spain, where a similar device was used in an execution at the end (can't remember the name of the film; I thought it might be The Other Side of Midnight, but that is set somewhere else and the execution involves a firing squad). So maybe it was used in Spain, and also their colony? So I suppose we just took it over with everything else; why bother to spend more than you have to on infrastructure for killing people?
Tim: the garrotte was used for executions in fascist Spain until 1974.