By David Browne
September 23, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT

Nothing Good Comes Easy


Washington, D.C., Sept. 16 (UPI): After a late-night session with congressional leaders, President Clinton this morning announced a last-minute addendum to the hotly contested crime bill. According to the amendment, hard- core criminals who fail the ”three strikes, you’re out” rule will be strapped down and forced to hear the entirety of Nothing Good Comes Easy (Pyramid), the debut album from the President’s brother, Roger Clinton. ”Once a convicted person hears Roger’s wilted lounge-band pop, he or she will realize that even those people who are not especially talented and who have a criminal record can earn a living in the real world,” said Clinton aide David Gergen. Added a White House source, ”By the time they get to that reggae version of ‘Ride Captain Ride,’ they’ll be really sorry.” Criminal-rights activists are already organizing a counterattack, claiming the addendum amounts to ”cruel and unusual punishment.” D

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