Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has long been accused of being a lightweight — someone more interested in scoring TV time on “Fox & Friends” than actually dispensing justice back home.

But Bondi has taken superficiality to new heights. Or perhaps depths.

Florida’s top cop halted an execution — so that she could host a political fundraiser.

For herself.

For a campaign without an opponent.

Basically, Bondi told the families of victims who had been grieving for 25 years that they needed to grieve another three weeks so she could break out the champagne flutes and rake in the campaign checks.

Tuesday’s event was billed as a “hometown campaign kickoff” at Bondi’s waterfront home, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

And, as everyone knows, lethal injection can cast quite a pall on a party. So a few weeks ago, Bondi quietly decided to reschedule … the execution.

You can’t make this stuff up. Seriously, it would sound too stupid for fiction.

But not too stupid for Florida.

Personally, I’m opposed to the death penalty. Forget the morality of the debate; I’m just not convinced the state gets it right.

Did you know that Florida has sentenced more than 20 people to die — only to later discover that (oops!) we made a mistake?

Do you really believe we caught every mistake? Come on, most of you don’t trust government to get your drivers license right.

I’ve seen way too many wrongful convictions, involving everything from faked evidence to botched prosecutions, to bet anybody’s life on the system.

But here’s the thing: Pam Bondi doesn’t share my distaste for the death penalty.

She loves it. She even boasts of sending two people to death row back during her days as a prosecutor.

Bondi not only wants to kill folks, she wants to kill ’em faster! That’s why she’s a supporter of the “Timely Justice Act” — so that the state can execute people more quickly.

Well … unless she has a party to attend.

Click here for the article in the Orlando Sentinel

Scott Maxwell: Pam Bondi delays execution so she can party, fundraise – Orlando Sentinel
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