Red State: Someone’s paying Haley’s accuser to do this and we know who it is; Update: Folks denies; Update: Haley denies affair again

posted at 8:11 pm on May 27, 2010 by Allahpundit

Assuming it’s true, I can’t wait to find out how much it took for this guy to turn his name into a curse word among grassroots conservatives.

We know who bit.

We know who didn’t bite.

We know who paid Will Folks to push this story out there.

Oh, and you guys in the media, you’ve let Folks string you along. We’re going to string you along.

I almost want to believe that this is Erick Erickson just messing around, tormenting Folks with the same sort of irresistible media-baiting smear that Folks has been laying on Haley, but it’s too damaging an accusation to be made in jest so he must have something. Color me shocked that a guy who’s been milking this story day after day after day after day — after having initially said he wouldn’t comment on it further — might harbor less-than-selfless motives for doing so. Here’s a quote to cherish:

The blogger said he hasn’t published proof of the relationship at the advice of his lawyers.

“I didn’t want to be in this position,” Folks claimed. “My role is to protect my family, No. 1, to protect my name, No. 2, and to protect my business. All three of which have come under siege simply because I was forced into the position of having to tell the truth about something.”

What better way to protect his reputation than by giggling his way through interviews with newspapers looking for dirt on Haley and posting daily blog teasers about “compromising photos,” anonymous eyewitnesses who remember seeing her car parked outside his house, etc? The fact that he seems to relish this as much as he does has become such a major subplot to all this that I’m not sure it isn’t actually the plot now. That’ll change if and when a smoking gun is produced — which may be soon, as he’s turned over some of his phone records to the media — but for the moment, the main narrative is “can you believe this guy?” Which, of course, Erickson’s post is designed to foster.

Haley’s promising to address this at the gubernatorial primary debate on Tuesday. Question: If it’s true, is that where she’ll come clean? It sounds nuts to imagine her copping to an affair in that high-profile a forum, but if she lies to the whole state and then it comes out that Folks is telling the truth, that’ll be big trouble. My guess (again, if the rumor’s true) is that she’ll admit it over the weekend to get it out of the way before the debate; presumably the release of some sort of damning evidence is being timed for Monday or Tuesday morning in order to give the moderators ammo to make her squirm. Exit question: If Haley fades, second look at Gresham Barrett?

Update: “Patently false,” says Folks.

“The allegation that I tried to sell a story or that I took money to confirm an inappropriate relationship with Nikki Haley is patently false,” Folks said in an e-mail to The Daily Caller…

Folks pointed to his extensive coordination with Haley’s campaign to kill forthcoming media accounts about the affair — documented in text messages he published to his Web site Wednesday, to ward off the allegations.

“I did not ask for this fight. In fact, I worked with Nikki’s campaign at every step of this process to prevent this information from coming out – a claim which has been extensively documented,” Folks said.

Update: First glance at Folks’s phone records shows that he and Haley did make calls to each other, but Haley says they were simply part of a working relationship. And another denial:

“My husband and I have been completely faithful to each other for 13 years,” said Haley, issuing her second denial in as many days. “There is no truth to the allegations and people have been overwhelmingly supportive.”…

When questioned about potential legal action against Folks, Haley says she has spoke with her husband and said there would be steps taken in due time.

“There will be a time and place for when all this is over that we will take care of this accordingly,” said Haley.

On Twitter, Erick Erickson’s promising new details on his accusation tomorrow morning. Stay tuned.

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Erickson’s post is designed to foster.

Did you mean fester?

upinak on May 27, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Gresham Barett seems like a sleezeball..

therightwinger on May 27, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Why do I have a feeling Erickson’s bluffing?

And “therightwinger,” I was going to say the exact opposite. I really like that ad.

nickj116 on May 27, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Exit question: If Haley fades, second look at Gresham Barrett?

Nope, his chance ended when he asked for the injunction against Haley because of her ad. IMHO it’s McMaster or Haley’s to lose.

LastRick on May 27, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Exit question: If Haley fades, second look at Gresham Barrett?

I’m too emotionally invested in Nikki… right now I don’t even care if she had the affair…

My guess (again, if the rumor’s true) is that she’ll admit it over the weekend

Nah, she’s going to get in someone’s face at the debate…

ninjapirate on May 27, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Barrett didn’t seem sleazy to me in his ad. Is he Haley’s challenger? Is the implication that he is funding the gross-looking guy’s smear campaign?

LASue on May 27, 2010 at 8:23 PM

it’s too damaging an accusation to be made in jest so he must have something.

I wouldn’t put it past Erickson to think turnabout’s fair play and just leave this accusation hanging. I’ll believe he has something solid on this when he ponies up.

Caiwyn on May 27, 2010 at 8:24 PM

If Red State knows who’s pulling the strings, chances are Haley’s camp does too.

Could be some fireworks.

John the Libertarian on May 27, 2010 at 8:25 PM

I’m assuming Palmetto has been picked up for a full season?

JammieWearingFool on May 27, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Exit question: If Haley fades, second look at Gresham Barrett?

If you’re into fascism, fraud and grift, then sure!

Rae on May 27, 2010 at 8:27 PM

I’m not sure about Folks, but is there the possibility that he is making it up on purpose, and letting some outlets in on it, so sucker the rest of the media?

To show how differently they treat the parties.

cozmo on May 27, 2010 at 8:27 PM

On the Daily Caller, Folks denies that he was paid for any information on the story.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/05/27/blogger-will-folks-denies-he-was-paid-to-hawk-tale-of-nikki-haley-affair/

texasconserv on May 27, 2010 at 8:28 PM

I’m not sure about Folks, but is there the possibility that he is making it up on purpose, and letting some outlets in on it, so sucker the rest of the media?

To show how differently they treat the parties.

cozmo on May 27, 2010 at 8:27 PM

And remember Caleb Howe’s stunt with Roger Ebert? He said he mocked his cancer just to prove a point about name-calling, but he ended up looking like a fool.

Maybe they have round-table meetings at RedState where they constantly think up bad ideas and flawed pranks.

nickj116 on May 27, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Is he Haley’s challenger? Is the implication that he is funding the gross-looking guy’s smear campaign?

He is one of her challengers; the remaining two candidates — the current AG and LT Gov of the state — are much more well known. Why he would be behind this, I can’t imagine. He’s a dark horse and he already upset people in the state with the ad injunction.

LastRick on May 27, 2010 at 8:30 PM

I’m assuming Palmetto has been picked up for a full season?

JammieWearingFool on May 27, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Comment of the day. SC politics is not for the weak at heart (and we like it that way).

LastRick on May 27, 2010 at 8:31 PM

I’m assuming Palmetto has been picked up for a full season?

JammieWearingFool on May 27, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Very nice.

di butler on May 27, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Haley must have turned Folks down cold for him to work this hard to sink her.

ROCnPhilly on May 27, 2010 at 8:33 PM

I see a video in the furture…

Where Red State becomes the humpbot and Erick is the bunny kill.

F15Mech on May 27, 2010 at 8:33 PM

I knew this was a bogus smear campaign. Expose ‘em!

Narutoboy on May 27, 2010 at 8:34 PM

He didn’t ask for what fight exactly?

Seems to me he’s being an opportunistic d-bag, regardless of the truth.

Now he’s playing the Championing Crusader of Virtue or something?

Give me a break…

catmman on May 27, 2010 at 8:39 PM

“I did not ask for this fight. In fact, I worked with Nikki’s campaign at every step of this process to prevent this information from coming out – a claim which has been extensively documented,” Folks said.

The guy created his own paper trail. How is that proof af anything?

ROCnPhilly on May 27, 2010 at 8:40 PM

I did not ask for this fight

Well your behavior says something else.

the_nile on May 27, 2010 at 8:40 PM

POLITICIANS……..LIARS

Or am I being redundant?

PappyD61 on May 27, 2010 at 8:40 PM

If this whole thing turned out to be true. That Nikki Haley actually consented to having sex with repulsive douche…

Then I am so moving to South Carolina. If women like Haley gives clowns like Will Folks the time of day then call me the “Palmetto Pimp”

Chrisin206 on May 27, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Chrisin206 on May 27, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Heh…

TXMomof3 on May 27, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Here’s one pundit who has a theory that Team Romney could be involved (because of South Carolina’s importance in the 2012 primaries).

http://libertypundits.net/article/south-carolina-consultant-wesley-donahue-pushing-will-folks-to-leak-worked-for-the-romney-campaign/

bw222 on May 27, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Erickson has more tidbits on his Twitter feed.

VidOmnia on May 27, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Melissa Clouther had a piece on her blog, evidently there is a former Romney adviser behind some of this. Wouldn’t put it past Willard, but it doesn’t make sense.

I didn’t know about it, hell NO ONE knew about it, until the loons over at Romney Central started crowing that Nikki was the front runner because of Mitten’s endorsement.

Thing is, he endorsed her a long time ago and nobody even knew about it. Of course within days of Sarah’s endorsement……

Not knowing Folks from Adam, but looking at his body of work, I’d say he is almost as creepy as Joe McGinniss and every damned bit as unethical.

y guess is Erickson is spot on and has the goods.

gary4205 on May 27, 2010 at 8:46 PM

No matter what (unless she murdered someone, had sex with an animal, etc) i will still vote for Nikki. Barrett is an a$$hole, Bauer is an idiot and whats his name is just plain stupid.

scmommy on May 27, 2010 at 8:50 PM

While Mittens endorsed Nikki Haley, his endorsement meant nothing (no movement in the polls). Sarah Palin endorses Haley and she goes from fourth to zoom into first overnight.

If Haley wins, she owes Palin big time.

bw222 on May 27, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Who could it be?

GOP Gov Candidates

1. Barrett
2. Bauer
3. McMaster

Dem Candidates
1. Sheheen
2. Rex

DNC, Soros, Axelrod’s AKP Message & Media, whatever…

—–

1. Barrett was just endorsed by Cheney… he went to court to get ads supportive of Nikki Haley taken down from TV… Two people in his campaign are purported to be part of this… he is the easy choice for who “paid up”… but I don’t its him…
2. Bauer… endorsed by Huck who hates Palin and Romney who both endorsed Haley… it’s interesting that he was missing from the last GOP candidate meet up where Haley addressed the rumors directly…
3. McMaster… endorsed by McCain, probably because McMaster endorsed McCain in 08… he is AG, so he might have a lot of pull to threaten Folks… he has a lot of money too… he was in the lead most of the race until Haley shot way above him… the lawyer Will Folks has likes to play both sides of the aisle… but supports McMaster… appointed US Attorney during Clinton Admin…

I don’t think it is any of the Dem Gov candidates… they wouldn’t waste their time with this… if anything I think they would probably want to go up against Nikki…

I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t some dem/left organization not connected with any of the campaigns though… Folk’s lawyer is a former US Attorney under the Clinton…

“Here’s one pundit who has a theory that Team Romney”

I usually like Melissa, but that post is retarded… Romney endorsed Nikki before Palin did… and he’s sticking by her… she needs to retract it… if she wants an angle like that go with Bauer/Huck vs Haley/Romney/Palin…

ninjapirate on May 27, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Quit trashing Mitt… his endorsement matters…

ninjapirate on May 27, 2010 at 8:54 PM

However this all comes out in the wash, Folks is an unmitigated a-hole for what he is doing.

docdave on May 27, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Quit trashing Mitt… his endorsement matters…

ninjapirate on May 27, 2010 at 8:54 PM

You do stand-up comedy?

bw222 on May 27, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Texas hold’em anybody? If Erickson does indeed have the better hand, then the time remaining for Folks at the big boys table is about to end, or finally be revealed rather, right?

Who has a track record for lying between a rising politician, and a dissed blogger?

Are there any ramifications, or consequences for people who purposely misrepresent a political candidate?

Do payments for lying under oath worth the risk?

Are FOIA’s for recent deposits made into a flailing bloggers bank accounts considered inappropriate?

If so, then that ‘no one is above the law’ goes out the window, doesn’t it?

Americannodash on May 27, 2010 at 8:59 PM

You do stand-up comedy?

It does matter… because there are a lot of people Palin alienates that having a boring guy like Romney behind her makes it ok to support her…

ninjapirate on May 27, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Lol. I like seeing tea party nutjobs eat their own.

Good riddance!

NoStoppingUs on May 27, 2010 at 9:00 PM

ninjapirate on May 27, 2010 at 8:59 PM

How come Nikki Haley was mired in fourth place six weeks after Mitt endorsed her if his endorsement is so powerful?

bw222 on May 27, 2010 at 9:03 PM

I just don’t get his argument. If it’s true, he had sex with her before he was married, so this doesn’t hurt his wife or family. But, if it’s true, and he’s being paid, then I suppose it helps to pretend he didn’t want this so he can pretend he’s not being a jerk about it.

If he’s not getting paid, and it is true, then there still must be some other motivation, maybe that he wanted to continue it but was turned down or maybe was turned down on a professional level?

Eh, I don’t know. From the texts, it looks like her campaign manager might believe it’s true, but I’m really having a hard time believing she would ever have been with him, especially when doing so could have cost her, her marriage, a better looking, less douchy guy, maybe.

Esthier on May 27, 2010 at 9:04 PM

How come Nikki Haley was mired in fourth place six weeks after Mitt endorsed her if his endorsement is so powerful?

Because Sanford killed himself politically… Palin can help you in the primary, but she will hurt in the general…

ninjapirate on May 27, 2010 at 9:04 PM

NoStoppingUs on May 27, 2010 at 9:00 PM

The Dems aren’t going to win this race. Or are you another rabies-infested Mittwhore?

fiatboomer on May 27, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Who has a track record for lying between a rising politician, and a dissed blogger?

Americannodash on May 27, 2010 at 8:59 PM

That’s a tough one.

Esthier on May 27, 2010 at 9:06 PM

This starts up just after the Lost finale?

I question the timing.

pedestrian on May 27, 2010 at 9:06 PM

What is up with the Mitt bashing? Good god…

ninjapirate on May 27, 2010 at 9:06 PM

What is up with the Mitt bashing? Good god…

ninjapirate on May 27, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Maybe RomneyCare and the flip flopping. Some people really hate him for both. Personally, I wish he’d gotten the 2008 nomination, though he wasn’t my first choice.

Esthier on May 27, 2010 at 9:07 PM

When reading this story I can’t help but to think of the Duke Lacrosse team, and the orchestrated efforts that took place between government, media, and faculty.

This is what Liberal Progressive’s do; period…

Keemo on May 27, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Mitt not getting the 08 nomination is why I can’t stand the Hucksters. Another orchestrated effort, this time it involved McCain, the Huck, & the filthy media… Mitt was the only guy who stood a chance against the guy who is now destroying the country and it’s people.

Keemo on May 27, 2010 at 9:12 PM

The allegation that I tried to sell a story or that I took money to confirm an inappropriate relationship with Nikki Haley is patently false,”

Language weasel. He didn’t try to sell a story, they came to him. “took money” “confirm”???? strange language. Ok, they haven’t paid him yet…he’s not confirming, he’s making it up.

Maybe it is true…or maybe he is a tool.

r keller on May 27, 2010 at 9:13 PM

I hate to reveal myself as colossally shallow as I am, but if a woman is going to risk so much, the man she risked it for would have to be somewhat compelling. If she did something, she sees something I really, really, really don’t.

DrMagnolias on May 27, 2010 at 9:16 PM

On Twitter, Erick Erickson’s promising new details on his accusation tomorrow morning. Stay tuned.

*eyeroll* So, are these the good guys? I’m having a hard time telling amidst all the sleaze and subterfuge.

Bee on May 27, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Palin can help you in the primary, but she will hurt in the general…

ninjapirate on May 27, 2010 at 9:04 PM

I have been shocked at the number of moderates and life-time Dems in my family that are Haley fans. Lack of name-recognition for the Dem candidates? Maybe. Identity politics actually helping Haley? Maybe. But your assessment that SP’s endorsement hurt Haley for the general is not being seen (albeit anecdotal) by me or in the polls that PPP did recently.

LastRick on May 27, 2010 at 9:19 PM

This is what Liberal Progressive’s do; period…

Keemo on May 27, 2010 at 9:09 PM

I’m with ninjapirate on this one: it doesn’t feel like a Democrat would do this. My explanation earlier was b/c nothing is gained: take out Haley and polls show McMaster would still beat the Democratic candidate. The Dems would have to run an amazing race in SC this year to win, from what I’m hearing around the state.

LastRick on May 27, 2010 at 9:21 PM

But your assessment that SP’s endorsement hurt Haley for the general is not being seen (albeit anecdotal) by me or in the polls that PPP did recently.

I think that a candidate who touts it or has her campaign for her in the general may be hurt by it… but I also think that any democrat that makes a big deal out of it(especially in SC) may actually be hurt by that…

Haley should put Palin away after the primary…

But what you describe about Haley is exactly what Palin was for the first week or two of that campaign… you can be worked over and have your image shattered…

ninjapirate on May 27, 2010 at 9:22 PM

As far as I know Haley has not denied having the relationship. She has repeatedly denied having it in the last 13 years.

burt on May 27, 2010 at 9:23 PM

We all know Mitt and his gang are great at backstabbing and working behind the scenes to smear opponents.

Palin will stab you and smile while she’s twisting the knife, but she will be facing you when she’s doing it. Sarah doesn’t hide behind surrogates like Mitt.

bw222 on May 27, 2010 at 9:25 PM

LastRick on May 27, 2010 at 9:21 PM

In these times, the woman could have had the affair and still beat the Liberal tard. Right about now, the people are focused on taking away the power they gave to a group of people that are obviously going to cause great harm to every one of us; nobody will be spared before it’s over if it’s not stopped.

It doesn’t feel like a Democrat would do this? You’re being sarcastic, right?

Keemo on May 27, 2010 at 9:29 PM

But what you describe about Haley is exactly what Palin was for the first week or two of that campaign… you can be worked over and have your image shattered…

ninjapirate on May 27, 2010 at 9:22 PM

You’re right, time may tell. Then again, if she had an affair, whether SP should have endorsed her or not is moot! Man, I love SC politics.

LastRick on May 27, 2010 at 9:30 PM

It doesn’t feel like a Democrat would do this? You’re being sarcastic, right?

Keemo on May 27, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Not at all. Like I said before, most hypothetical matchups (7 out of 8) of the GOP and DEM candidates show the GOP winning — the only DEM win is Rex over Barret 30 to 29, so a virtual tie. Why spend $100k to pick off Haley when there are three other candidates that could still beat you handily?

Now, if your insinuation was, a Democrat might do this in general, just not here specifically, then the closest I can think of is the McCain allegations. But that was from a paper, not an actual Democratic rival.

{A link to the poll results if you want them.}

LastRick on May 27, 2010 at 9:39 PM

Haley must have turned Folks down cold for him to work this hard to sink her.

ROCnPhilly on May 27, 2010 at 8:33 PM

That’s my guess. I think he started spreading the rumours of an affair a year ago, and now there are probably a lot of people who believe it happened. It doesn’t take much to spread that kind of sleaze, and unfortunately, many people will believe things like that without any proof. He’ll probably come up with a few text messages and/or phone records that don’t really prove anything other than that they had a working relationship, and those that want to believe an affair happened will continue to do so. Sad how easy it is to ruin someone’s reputation.

mbs on May 27, 2010 at 9:40 PM

obviously it is Soros paying this clown.

lavell12 on May 27, 2010 at 9:42 PM

An oldie but a goodie:

Erik Erickson, Nikki Haley and Will Folks all jump off the Empire State Building at the same time; which one hits the ground first?

Answer: WHO CARES?

chumpThreads on May 27, 2010 at 9:49 PM

chumpThreads on May 27, 2010 at 9:49 PM

You are not to speak. I don’t like you.

Bishop on May 27, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Maybe RomneyCare and the flip flopping. Some people really hate him for both. Personally, I wish he’d gotten the 2008 nomination, though he wasn’t my first choice.

Esthier on May 27, 2010 at 9:07 PM

I wanted Fred Thompson but would have gotten behind Romney in ’08. Hell, almost anybody other than Ron Paul would have been an improvement on McCain.

But Romney had his shot, and we can’t afford to keep indulging the GOP tradition of nominating the next-in-line. For one thing it tends to make for very lazy candidates. Obama will eat Romney alive, and the last thing we need whilst trying to repeal ObamaCare is to have RomneyCare as an anchor around our necks.

Kensington on May 27, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Because Sanford killed himself politically… Palin can help you in the primary, but she will hurt in the general…
ninjapirate on May 27, 2010 at 9:04 PM

2 words-

Saxby Chambliss

cs89 on May 27, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Erickson also fell for Mark Sanford’s “innocent” trip to Argentina, so I wouldn’t put much faith in his genius.

Speedwagon82 on May 27, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Have y’all taken a look at this guys website. He is a scumbag and it is clear from every part he is scum. His about page has a picture of girls who look like my 14 year old niece, and it is obvious why he put this up. And if you look a the bottom of the page he has an icon flipping the bird. This guy cannot be taken seriously. Even if it is true, this guy is scum.

truetexan on May 27, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Forgot to put the link, not that I really want to send anyone to his page, but it proves the point he is a scumbag.

truetexan on May 27, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Geez, technically challenged tonight! Can’t get link to post. Maybe this time.

http://www.fitsnews.com/about-2/

truetexan on May 27, 2010 at 10:37 PM

If Mr. Folkes did indeed have a relationship with Rep. Haley, does he appear to be the type of person to have kept it a secret? A guy who commits domestic violence probably doesn’t have real tight control over his emotions. Unless her husband is really huge and fear was that emotion. He seems like the type who would have had t-shirts made.

Cindy Munford on May 27, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Oh yeah, TrueTexan. This guy is a sicko alright.

thekingtut on May 27, 2010 at 10:46 PM

thekingtut on May 27, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Yeah, I just can’t take this story seriously with such dbag making the claims. And, I usually try to refrain from name calling, but this guy fits in a league (not a good one) of his own.

truetexan on May 27, 2010 at 10:50 PM

I’m telling you guys; this jerk is being paid for by Andre Bauer. Their both weasels, and they both have prior histories of breaking the law.

ICBMMan on May 27, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Ugh…I meant “They’re both weasels…”

ICBMMan on May 27, 2010 at 11:35 PM

They’ve tried this same kind of smear on Sarah. Remember the daughter’s boyfriend who claimed the a divorce was imminent and they fought all the time? Read all about it in the Enquirer.

Kissmygrits on May 27, 2010 at 11:37 PM

My take on this is if Haley was in any way guilty would she again deny ? Doesn’t seem like she would to me. We will see…

sandee on May 28, 2010 at 12:20 AM

First glance at Folks’s phone records shows that he and Haley did make calls to each other, but Haley says they were simply part of a working relationship. And another denial:

My gut feeling is that she did it. I know you’re all going to say “but he’s an ass”, and I agree, but most of us went to high school, so is it really surprising that a woman goes for a guy who’s an ass?

DFCtomm on May 28, 2010 at 1:42 AM

I hate to reveal myself as colossally shallow as I am, but if a woman is going to risk so much, the man she risked it for would have to be somewhat compelling. If she did something, she sees something I really, really, really don’t.

DrMagnolias on May 27, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Let me refer you to this website. This site is NSFW(not safe for work)

DFCtomm on May 28, 2010 at 1:48 AM

DFCtomm on May 28, 2010 at 1:48 AM

I can’t begin to tell you how disturbing that was. I don’t suppose you have some brain bleach? ::shudder::

DrMagnolias on May 28, 2010 at 5:46 AM

In an interview Wednesday, he rehashed the “protect my family”

If she were single and had sex at some point with this dirtbag it’s proof that she does not have the faculties to hold high office.

peacenprosperity on May 28, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Dangit, he dribbling it out:

Naming names

cozmo on May 28, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Dangit, he dribbling it out:

Naming names

cozmo on May 28, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Fine by me, turnabout is fair play. But don’t overlook the information he gave at the end of the article, which confirms an angle that ninjapirate and myself both reasoned yesterday: namely, that it wasn’t a Democrat.

LastRick on May 28, 2010 at 9:26 AM

Haley isn’t hot enough to worth this tipe of scandal that for sure is going to damage your family. Will Folk is an idiot.

Falz on May 28, 2010 at 9:35 AM

Fine by me, turnabout is fair play. But don’t overlook the information he gave at the end of the article, which confirms an angle that ninjapirate and myself both reasoned yesterday: namely, that it wasn’t a Democrat.

LastRick on May 28, 2010 at 9:26 AM

Turnabout is okay by me too, but if this gets drawn out much longer, no one will be around to get the information. Its not called a “Friday afternoon news dump” for nothing.

Isn’t the primary next week? And I’m sure Haley would like this to be debunked sooner rather than later. If for no other reason than for the sake of her family.

cozmo on May 28, 2010 at 9:51 AM

When this ‘story’ started coming out I kept thinking I’ve seen this somewhere before and then it hit me, there was a movie called ‘The Contender’ which is eerily similar. Its very easy to imply that a woman is a ‘slut’ and hard for her to disprove the negative. In the above mentioned movie the character was selected to replace the VP and had to endure a series of committee hearings all the while various guys said they had ‘relations of a sexual nature’ with her.
I simply don’t believe this guy Folks.

goplibertygirl on May 28, 2010 at 9:55 AM

“The allegation that I tried to sell a story or that I took money to confirm an inappropriate relationship with Nikki Haley is patently false,” Folks said

Yeah, your credibility vs. Red State? Sorry, I strongly suspect I know how this is going to go down.

Folks claims to be a serious and honest mainstream blogger (who nobody has ever heard of, and he’s been called on for selling the right to have stories written by him on his website praising you).

He claims to be interested in helping Haley win (while attacking her and smearing her character at every turn).

And he wanted to do his release to avoid this dragging out in the media (so he’s… dragging this out as long as possible).

Maybe he has credibility left, but I can’t see it.

gekkobear on May 28, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Quite a letdown

Falling chips

cozmo on May 28, 2010 at 2:12 PM