A political blogger and former aide to Gov. Mark Sanford claims to have had a past romantic relationship with Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley. Haley, who is married and has two children, "emphatically" denied the claim Monday morning.
"Several years ago, prior to my marriage, I had an inappropriate physical relationship with Nikki," Will Folks announced Monday morning on his political blog, FITSNews. Folks said political opponents of Haley and himself were leaking evidence of the affair to the press, and claimed the story would've come out this week no matter what.
"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," Folks continued. The blogger gave no proof of the relationship, which he claims took place when he worked for Haley in 2007.
This, of course, gives Sarah Palin the perfect opportunity to shelter Haley as she has just recently endorsed her.
Palin ( or her ghost-writer ) took to the hallowed confines of Facebook to discuss the "convenience" of Folk's claims and the fact that he is unwilling to expound on them. For once, and only once, I find myself in an agreement of sorts with Palin. After all, if he's got the goods on Haley I say let them out. But would it really matter if she had cheated on her husband? I'm sure that this will be good for a few news cycles on O'Reilly and Hannity for Palin to talk about "god", "faith", and those nasty liberals.
But here's the catch - what if it's true?