New York Governor George Pataki has has posthumously pardoned "potty-mouthed" comic Lenny Bruce for some reason. Bruce was convicted 39 years ago on obscenity charges for a profanity laced stand-up routine. The New York Times put it well, however:
Being dead, Mr. Bruce is not expected to reap any immediate benefit from the pardon.
Theosebes suspects the move is in anticipation of the Democratic Presidential primary where the whole field appears to be potty mouthed. New York would hate to be forced to arrest the lot of them.