That means that time is running out for Gov. Charlie Crist to decide whether or not he wants to grant a posthumous pardon to the now-deceased front man of The Doors.
To recap: When Crist first became governor, longstanding fans of Morrison - a Florida native and Florida State University student - hoped that he could finally get his record cleared. They want the state to wipe out Morrison's conviction for indecent exposure that stemmed from a notorious concert at a Coconut Grove auditorium in 1969. It was during this concert that a drunken Morrison allegedly attempted to masturbate on stage.
Morrison was sentenced to six months in jail but he died at the age of 27 in a Paris bathtub while his case was still on appeal. Back in 2007 Crist - who sang a couple of lines of "Light My Fire" - said he was seriously considering a pardon. When asked last summer, Crist said that he would give it a "little thought."
Prodded about it again back in December, Crist said "maybe." Meanwhile, the only other member of the Cabinet who has expressed any solid thoughts about it is Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson. Bronson has said he is willing to consider a pardon, while Attorney General Bill McCollum said he would not talk about it. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink said back in December that she did not know who Jim Morrison was. Sink has said since that she does know who The Doors were and does recall their songs.