Thursday, July 20, 2006

Sympathy For Keef ...

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 4:00 AM

Keith Richards, the hard-rocking, harder-living guitarist for the Rolling Stones is getting a clean slate in our neighboring state of Arkansas, thanks to Governor Mike Huckabee. Thirty-one years ago, Richards was arrested for reckless driving as he, bandmate Ron Wood, a security guard, and a "fan" drove from Memphis to Dallas. Huckabee, himself something of a musician — he's in a band called Capitol Offense that played the Republican National Convention — worried that Richards’ impression of the Natural State may have been “marred by a misdemeanor traffic stop.” Pardoning Keef was a nice gesture, but asking if Capitol Offense could open for Stones took it one step too far, we think. Read more here.

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