Bush’s first round of pardons rolls in:
Grammy Award-winning rap artist John Forte of North Brunswick, N.J., will be released after serving about half of a 14-year sentence for aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Forte, whose clemency bid was supported by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has been scheduled for release Dec. 22. He had performed with the Fugees and is a friend of and former backup singer for Carly Simon, who lobbied senior lawmakers including Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., for his early release.
Thinking about Ted Kennedy reviewing Carly Simon’s own personal Mumia Abu-Jamal gets icky first thing in the morning. All told, though, good news. Homeboy got a bum deal.