Huckabee makes a blatant ploy for the how the hell is this guy still alive vote:
Keith Richards is set to be pardoned - for a 31-year-old driving offence in Arkansas.
The veteran guitarist was arrested in the town of Fordyce in July 1975 for reckless driving and fined $162.20.
After Richards referred to the incident during a March concert in Little Rock, Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee offered to clear his record.
"I realised his impression of our state was marred by a misdemeanour traffic stop," he told news agency Reuters.
"I wanted to clear his record in Arkansas as a goodwill gesture."