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Nikki Haley Is Now Nationally Famous for Not — Not — Having Sex With a Blogger

Posted on | May 24, 2010 | 40 Comments

Hell hath no fury like a blogger scorned:

State ethics filings available online indicate that Haley’s campaign for State Senate paid Will Folks’s company, Viewpolitik, a bit more than $1,100 in consulting fees for the months of January and February of that year, along with a reimbursement of $173.50. . . .
South Carolina Republicans said he’s paid by a number of Republican candidates, though often listed as a subcontractor because he is a controversial figure.

So maybe his motive for saying he got some action from the candidate was that he wasn’t getting any financial action this time around?

I’ve heard of consultants getting screwed by campaigns, but . . .

UPDATE: This is my second post on this story, but the first post was getting too long, and now the story’s developing rapidly. Ben Domenech was also on the story early and updates:

Columbia’s alternative paper reports that rumors originally surfaced over a year ago. That would square with what I’m told — it’d be around the time Folks got pushed off Haley’s payroll after some minor consultant work — but this is all still hearsay. Haley’s denial remains unequivocal.

UPDATE II:  Michael Brendan Dougherty says we’re underestimating the Will-Meister:

I happen to know that Will Folks is a bit of a ladies man. He is very funny, extremely capable, and a raconteur. From what I hear, Folks is rumored to have had “physical relationships” with nearly every female consultant in the state. His affair with Haley supposedly began after he had done some writing work for her.

Well, everybody knows Republican political consultants are notorious whores, but . . .

UPDATE III: The point of the headline, in case you don’t get it, is that it would be unusual if Haley did have sex with a blogger. As a rule, we bloggers spend all our time staring at our SiteMeters and begging Instapundit for linkage, so we don’t have much time for l’amour

Evidently the Will-Meister has found a way around that. Maybe they should get him to present a seminar at Right Online: “How to Run a Successful Blog and Also Get Jiggy With Every Female Consultant in the State.”

To analyze the scorned-consultant angle: The primary is June 8, and Folks isn’t getting paid by Haley this year. She just got endorsed by Sarah Palin, which means the money ought to be rolling in, so . . . Well, you do the math. Palin isn’t surprised:

Well, whaddya know? South Carolina’s conservative candidate, Nikki Haley, recently zipped to the front of the line in her state’s race for governor; and lo and behold, now accusations of an affair surface.

You betcha!

UPDATE IV: Add Dan Riehl to the list of bl0ggers that Nikki Haley never had sex with. You see how this could spiral out of control. Once word gets around that a chick dates bloggers . . .

UPDATE V: Ace of Spades also never had sex with Nikki Haley. However, Margaret Thatcher  . . .

UPDATE VI: Will Folks cites as his “smoking gun” (no pun intended) a report that the rumor was being pursued by a free weekly alternative tabloid in Columbia, S.C.

Full stop.

My head just exploded. You’re compelled to “admit” (brag, really) that you banged a politician because you were afraid one of those scrungy little weeklies with the transvestite-hooker ads in the back was going to write about a rumor?

Wait — this breaking news flash just in:

WILL FOLKS IS A CLUELESS DOUCHEBAG

EXPECT UPDATES . . .

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Comments

  • Molon Labe

    Wouldn’t Mr. Haley have an interest in avenging his wife’s honor? I think he should beat the sh*t out of the guy.

  • Molon Labe

    Wouldn’t Mr. Haley have an interest in avenging his wife’s honor? I think he should beat the sh*t out of the guy.

  • http://keaneobservation.blogspot.com/ Largebill

    Yeah, like there is any chance she would have gone into this goof’s mother’s basement.

  • http://keaneobservation.blogspot.com/ Largebill

    Yeah, like there is any chance she would have gone into this goof’s mother’s basement.

  • Joe

    Here is Will Folks shaved and commenting on all the single ladies.

  • Joe

    Here is Will Folks shaved and commenting on all the single ladies.

  • http://threebeerslater.blogspot.com W.T. Sherman

    Let me confess my shame as well…

  • http://threebeerslater.blogspot.com W.T. Sherman

    Let me confess my shame as well…

  • http://threebeerslater.blogspot.com Richard McEnroe

    Wow, NOTHING came out right in that post…

    Let me confess my shame as well…

  • http://threebeerslater.blogspot.com Richard McEnroe

    Wow, NOTHING came out right in that post…

    Let me confess my shame as well…

  • http://www.reddogreport.com Brian O’Connor

    Scary thought, but with all of these true confessions going on in the blogosphere, I am afraid we are going to uncover more 40 year old virgin bloggers than actual residents in the State of South Carolina.

    That being said, I too must confess that I did not have “an inappropriate physical relationship” with that woman.

    Pass the cigar.

  • http://www.reddogreport.com Brian O’Connor

    Scary thought, but with all of these true confessions going on in the blogosphere, I am afraid we are going to uncover more 40 year old virgin bloggers than actual residents in the State of South Carolina.

    That being said, I too must confess that I did not have “an inappropriate physical relationship” with that woman.

    Pass the cigar.

  • Miss Sharon

    It’s time to organize the police escorted protest rally to the sleezebag’s front lawn. Pronto! Primary is June 8th. Now do we wear our red shirts or the purple ones?
    What a pencildick!

  • Miss Sharon

    It’s time to organize the police escorted protest rally to the sleezebag’s front lawn. Pronto! Primary is June 8th. Now do we wear our red shirts or the purple ones?
    What a pencildick!

  • Estragon

    Michael Brendan Dougherty appears to rely entirely upon anonymous sources, which we can only assume are Folks himself and the alt-weekly guy. But his defense of Folks is laughable on its face.

    If the guy is such a “ladies man” as Dougherty claims, why would he be “threatened” and under such pressure that a free weekly no one pays any attention to would allege he, as a single fellow, had bedded a hot married woman?

    Sorry, this does not compute. Perhaps Dougherty spent some time in Columbia and Folks hooked him up with some skanky ho. Hey, we still have Democrats here, too . . .

  • Estragon

    Michael Brendan Dougherty appears to rely entirely upon anonymous sources, which we can only assume are Folks himself and the alt-weekly guy. But his defense of Folks is laughable on its face.

    If the guy is such a “ladies man” as Dougherty claims, why would he be “threatened” and under such pressure that a free weekly no one pays any attention to would allege he, as a single fellow, had bedded a hot married woman?

    Sorry, this does not compute. Perhaps Dougherty spent some time in Columbia and Folks hooked him up with some skanky ho. Hey, we still have Democrats here, too . . .

  • http://thecampofthesaints.wordpress.com Bob Belvedere

    Haley’s denial remains unequivocal.

    It was so fierce, guess we could call it: Haley’s Comment.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.wordpress.com Bob Belvedere

    Haley’s denial remains unequivocal.

    It was so fierce, guess we could call it: Haley’s Comment.

  • dEWY

    Veeeeeery punny….but shtooopid.

  • dEWY

    Veeeeeery punny….but shtooopid.

  • molonlabe28

    It sounds like Folks couldn’t get laid with a fist full of $20s in a whorehouse.

    Even if it were true, a gentleman never tells.

    What a clown.

  • molonlabe28

    It sounds like Folks couldn’t get laid with a fist full of $20s in a whorehouse.

    Even if it were true, a gentleman never tells.

    What a clown.

  • http://ak4mc.us/cms/ ak4mc

    Add Dan Riehl to the list of bl0ggers that Nikki Haley never had sex with. … Ace of Spades also never had sex with Nikki Haley.

    Well, I will neither confirm nor deny a rumor that I’ve had sex with Nikki Haley. Mainly because there isn’t one. What alt-weekly reporter do I need to bribe to start one?

  • http://ak4mc.us/cms/ ak4mc

    Add Dan Riehl to the list of bl0ggers that Nikki Haley never had sex with. … Ace of Spades also never had sex with Nikki Haley.

    Well, I will neither confirm nor deny a rumor that I’ve had sex with Nikki Haley. Mainly because there isn’t one. What alt-weekly reporter do I need to bribe to start one?

  • http://jeffords.blogspot.com Jamie

    I have never had sex with Nikki Haley, either. Lord, did I beg, though.

  • http://jeffords.blogspot.com Jamie

    I have never had sex with Nikki Haley, either. Lord, did I beg, though.

  • http://www.ericmassaforcongress.com Eric Massa

    I had Will Folks. I am not proud of it. But it happened. I will just let the chips fall where they may.

    Oh, I am not gay.

  • http://www.ericmassaforcongress.com Eric Massa

    I had Will Folks. I am not proud of it. But it happened. I will just let the chips fall where they may.

    Oh, I am not gay.

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  • http://www.fitsnews.com Will Folks

    I can prove the claim with a record of correspondence that started in November 2005 with an email sent from Haley to me complimenting me on an article I had written on her.

    See this blog reports on my rumors:

    “That four-and-a-half year record of correspondence ended on Saturday, May 22, 2010 – three days ago – with a text message sent from Folks’s cell phone to Haley’s cell phone at 1:04 p.m. alerting her to the fact that he had been placed in a position where he felt that he had no choice but to address the rumors regarding their relationship on his website,” the blog said.

    “Those are the bookends … but what happened in the interim?”

    I bet you want to know all the details. All I can tell you it was hot. Not as hot as steamy Eric Massa*, but still sizzling. The fact that it was all happening in my mind, because I have difficulty separating reality from fantasy, does not take away from her emailing me. That shows she wanted me to have those thoughts.

    * You could at least call Eric. xxxooo. Will.

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  • http://www.fitsnews.com Will Folks

    I can prove the claim with a record of correspondence that started in November 2005 with an email sent from Haley to me complimenting me on an article I had written on her.

    See this blog reports on my rumors:

    “That four-and-a-half year record of correspondence ended on Saturday, May 22, 2010 – three days ago – with a text message sent from Folks’s cell phone to Haley’s cell phone at 1:04 p.m. alerting her to the fact that he had been placed in a position where he felt that he had no choice but to address the rumors regarding their relationship on his website,” the blog said.

    “Those are the bookends … but what happened in the interim?”

    I bet you want to know all the details. All I can tell you it was hot. Not as hot as steamy Eric Massa*, but still sizzling. The fact that it was all happening in my mind, because I have difficulty separating reality from fantasy, does not take away from her emailing me. That shows she wanted me to have those thoughts.

    * You could at least call Eric. xxxooo. Will.

  • Whippersnapper

    I have it on very good authority that blogger Michelle Malkin has also admitted that she did not have inappropriate physical contact with Nikki Haley.

  • Whippersnapper

    I have it on very good authority that blogger Michelle Malkin has also admitted that she did not have inappropriate physical contact with Nikki Haley.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.wordpress.com Bob Belvedere

    Linked to at:
    Rule 6

  • http://thecampofthesaints.wordpress.com Bob Belvedere

    Linked to at:
    Rule 6

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  • Florida Watching

    Whippersnapper – Are you Michelle Malkin????

  • Florida Watching

    Whippersnapper – Are you Michelle Malkin????