Did South Carolina governor candidate bang a blogger?

Nikki Haley: Did she or didn't she?

A conservative political blogger says he banged South Carolina Republican candidate Nikki Haley — a Tea Party sweetheart endorsed by Sarah Palin — while serving as her speechwriter and communications specialist.

Will Folks claims the affair happened in 2007 but Haley says she never slept with Folks and calls his allegations “quite simply South Carolina politics at its worst.”

Folks publishes FITSNews.Com, a blog that features politics, scantily clad women and other news. He was charged with criminal domestic violence in 2005 and cut a deal with prosecutors. At the time he worked for former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford but left the administration and became a political consultant in addition to starting his conservative blog.

Wrote Folks:

The truth in this case is what it is.  Several years ago, prior to my marriage, I had an inappropriate physical relationship with Nikki.

That’s it.

I will not be discussing the details of that relationship, nor will I be granting any additional interviews about it to members of the media beyond what I have already been compelled to confirm.

It is what it is, and aside from the Haley family – Michael, Nikki, Rena and Nalin – I feel no need to apologize or explain myself to anyone. People are human. We make mistakes. And as I have learned from experience, the key to life isn’t the mistakes we make, it’s how we choose to handle them.

Folks claimed he went public because Haley’s political enemies had uncovered the affair and were ready to go public.

Haley says the whole thing is a smear.

“I have been 100 percent faithful to my husband throughout our 13 years of marriage,” Haley said Monday. “This claim against me is totally false.”

Folks’ web site is frequently attacked for what opponents call “thinly sourced” stories about South Carolina politics and for its fondness of photos of women in bikinis and revealing attire.

Political scientiest Neal Thigpen told The Associated Press that most people won’t believe Folks because of his reputation but said the allegations can still hurt the candidate.

“If it’s Nikki’s word against Will Folks, I know who I’d believe, but something like this can do her great damage,” he added.

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8 Responses to "Did South Carolina governor candidate bang a blogger?"

  1. Jim  May 25, 2010 at 7:45 am

    “I never had sex”—Damn, we have heard these words before.

  2. NC-Tom  May 25, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I believe the in South Carolina the correct term for banging is “hiking”, as in hiking the Appalachian trail. It’s a regional thing, like what you call a long sandwich varies from region to region, some call it a hoagie, a sub, a grinder, etc…

  3. Almandine  May 25, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Frankly, Scarlet…

  4. Bill  May 26, 2010 at 5:07 am

    If he didn’t, I’ll be glad to oblige the gal.

    • griff  May 27, 2010 at 7:23 am

      Hey, just don’t run for office after you do. Politicians aren’t allowed to have sex any more.

  5. sherry  May 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Good grief. If they did, who cares? Yeesh. Note to press: Grow up already.

  6. Odo  May 27, 2010 at 12:50 am

    There is a Technical Error in this article which I just can not let slide by:

    ‘A conservative political blogger says he banged South Carolina Republican candidate Nikki Haley’

    The word regarding the act of Sexual Congress is refered to as ‘banged’

    I must point out that in a previous Capitol Hill Blue article the word ‘Dorking’ was used for said act of Sexual Congress and I quote below from the CHB article entitled ‘Another GOP hypocrite caught in sex scandal’.

    The quote: ‘Rep. Mark Souder admitted dorking a part-time female member of his staff’.

    The word ‘Dorking’ is used -I rest my case

  7. Scooby Doo  May 27, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh!!!

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