I'm not familiar with the Green case though being born and raised in Arkansas I can tell you that it did not make so much as a blip upon the political radar in Arkansas.
And to claim a "citizen revolt" against Gov. Huckabee regarding pardons and other matters is not true.
You should not take claims by political figures in the Little Rock metropolitan area very seriously.
It is one of the most die hard Democratic/anti Republican areas in the entire United States.