Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ti-i-i-i-ime Was on His Side

Keith Richards finally got some satisfaction after 31 years. On November 9, 2006, Mike Huckabee, then Governor of Arkansas and current presidential contender, pardoned the Rolling Stones guitarist on a misdemeanor reckless driving charge.

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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Marie's Two Cents said...

Ha! That was a great post :-)

And that picture lol

Gayle said...

Brilliant, Indigo! I'm in no way backing the Huckster!

Indigo Rose said...

read the post to the family. We all loved the puns regarding Rolling Stones music. :-)

Indigo Red said...

I was wondering if anyone would see the songs woven into the story. That wasn't easy.

So, readers - can you spot the songs and how many are there?

Mike's America said...

Why does the song "I can't get no satisfaction" come to mind when I read this post?

Indigo Rose said...

right off we found 3, but I'm sure there must be more. Do songs have titles? I'm so unaware of these things.

dcat said...

Richards, the cute one!


Huckelberry is toast! I don't care for him either.

Indigo Red said...

Yeah, the cute one. Have you seen the other three, dcat?

Absolutely Huckleberry is toast, especially now that Rambo has endorsed McCain (who will be toast soon enough.)

Mike, I haven't the slighhtest idea why you think that. It must be some kind of Hilton Head psychosis.

Indigo Red said...

There are five Stones songs in the post -

Driving Down the Road a Piece
Can I Get a Witness
Down Home Girl
You Can't Always Get What You Want

Indigo Rose said...

thanks for letting us know which songs were in there. I figure our odds 3/5 weren't too bad!