Richards, the cute one, was driving down the road a piece with fellow bandsman, Ron Wood when he was stopped by a Fordyce, Ark. police officer who saw Richards' car swerve. Richards claimed he was adjusting the radio, but was charged with reckless driving and possession of a concealed knife. He pled guilty to reckless driving, paid the $162.50 fine, and the knife charge was dropped.
In September of that year, Gov. Huckabee issued an intent to pardon notice starting a 30 day period for public comment; essentially, can I get a witness? Huckabee made note that no one - judge, police officer, or down home girl - objected to the executive clemency.
Flash forward two years to 2008 and this story is running just as Mike Huckabee is running for the Republican nomination for the presidency of the United States. The Governor plays guitar at many of his campaign stops and could pick up some votes for his pardon of Richards. Coincidence? Maybe, but I doubt it. If not, it's just another cheap attempt at winning ugly. If the stunt backfires, the Huckster might learn that you can't always get what you want.
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