While blogging has become pretty habitual for me...
...part of the habit isn't posting kind words about Republican politicians.
But, hey, it's the holiday season, I'm feeling charitable, and New York Governor George Pataki actually did a good thing in pardoning Lenny Bruce.
Here's a bit of the San Francisco Chronicle report on Pataki's good deed.
"Nearly four decades after the ribald comic was convicted of an obscenity charge, Pataki on Tuesday granted Bruce a posthumous pardon. Pataki had been pressured recently by two Bruce biographers, Bruce's family and scores of stand-up comics and actors -- including local artists Robin Williams and the Smothers Brothers."
A 1964 conviction for obscenity during a performance at the Cafe au Go Go in New York City was the only case Bruce didn't beat during his controversial career. With this, Pataki sets the record right. I still hope he loses his next election, but I'll give him his props for at least one job well done.