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Gov John Morgan?

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October

John Morgan, the personal injury lawyer paying Crist's salary and leading the campaign to legalize medical marijuana, received a bunch of publicity this weekend from Politico and from the Tampa Bay Times' Steve Nohgren. From Nohlgren's story I learned that Morgan says he is about as rich as Mitt Romney, that the medical marijuana initiative has been great for his business, and that he's a big fan of National Enquirer's celebrity cellulite issues.

Last week, I caught the comedy stylings of John "Shecky" Morgan at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, where he charmed the claws off of members, Some of the better lines I scrbbled down and neglected to blog last week:

***When asked if he would himself ever consider a run for governor he quipped that "someone asked me one time if I was worried 'about skeletons in your closet.' I said sh*t no, I'm worried about last Friday night biting me in the ass. I've got live bodies in the basement!"

***What does he think of politicians changing parties just to get elected? "Personally I'm a great admirer of Ronald Reagan..I'm highly offended when people attack him now that he's dead."

***"Since Politifact is here I've got to be much more careful. Kinda ruins half my stories."

***Is he more interested in the marijuana ballot passing or Crist winning? Morgan invoked Scott: "I'd like to plead the Fifth.Later, however, he more or less answered the question after noting that he had spent more than $5 million on the medical marijuana campaign and, "I don't love Charlie Crist $5 million worth."

***"People say who do we love more, our dog or our spouse. You want to know? ...Go home tonight, back out two cars, and open both trunks. Put your spouse in one trunk and lock it. Put your dog in the other trunk, lock it. Wait one hour. Open both trunks. Then watch how your spouse greets you, watch how your dog greets you."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

charmed the claws off the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club last week. He wasn't thrilled at the prospect that PolitiFact writers might be present: "Since PolitiFact is here I have to be careful. Kind of ruins half my stories."

When asked if he might ever run for governor, Morgan noted how often people ask about skeletons in his closet. "I have live bodies in my basement!" he said.

Is he more interested in the marijuana ballot passing or Crist winning? Morgan invoked Scott: "I'd like to plead the Fifth."

Later, however, he more or less answered the question after noting that he had spent more than $5 million on the medical marijuana campaign and, "I don't love Charlie Crist $5 million worth."

Since Politifact is here ive got to be much more careful. Kinda ruins half my stories.

It's a gateway drug...People go from vodka and red bull to cocaine. People go from marijuana to bed.

People say who do we love more, our dog or our spouse. You want to know? ...Go home tonight, back out two cars, and open both trunks. Put your spouse in one trunk and lock it. Put your dog in the other trunk, lock it. Wait one hour. Open both trunks. Then watch how your spouse greets you, watch how your dog greets you.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 12, 2014 7:34pm]

    

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