“The right things were done, and Jim Morrison died in the condition he elected to die.
The state didn’t do anything to him. It tried him and found him guilty.
Why would you pardon him, then? It's all bullshit, it shouldn't be brought up, period.
It's part of why the man wound up a junkie and dead."
Claude Kirk, Jr. - Florida Governor (1967-1971), to the New York Times, 2010
Former Florida Governor Claude Kirk, Jr.
(January 7, 1926 – September 28, 2011)
Bruce Bennett/The Palm Beach Post
Governor Claude Kirk and Richard Nixon, June 1968