Lynnette "Squeaky" Fromme, the weak minded yet lovable would-be assassin of Gerald Ford, is scheduled for parole from federal prison at the end of August. She's 60 now, failed to escape prison in 1987 (which she said she did in order to be closer to Charles Manson, and which earned her an extra 15 months), and she's recently spent some time in a Texas medical facility. One wonders if she's still got a thing for Charles Manson, who is serving a life sentence
right here in San Quentin at Corcoran State Prison in California for the murder of Sharon Tate and eight others.
Squeaky tried to pull a semi-automatic weapon on President Ford as he walked from his hotel to the California State Capital in 1975 but the gun was immediately wrestled away from her by Secret Service. She then made the cover of Time, and later inspired one half of a song by Stephen Sondheim in the musical Assassins (see after jump).