Talk about a sleazy story taking on a life of its own…

Here are links to some of the things being written today as a result of one SC blogger essentially saying of a female candidate, “Yeah, I tapped that.” (What, you know of a classier way to put it? Please share, because I’m at a loss as we all go swirling down the flushing toilet together in this sordid mess.):

Yes, the Wonkette. And ironically, the much-maligned (by me) Wonkette actually tries to responsibly answer the question, “Who should we trust?” (which of course should be “whom,” but why quibble?) and turns to my staid old newspaper to get the scoop on said blogger. Which is just weird. This disgusting mess is weird on so many levels…

By the way, Howard Kurtz shows he really doesn’t know South Carolina when he writes:

A year ago South Carolina wouldn’t have even been in the top half of my list of states with the craziest politics. But in the interim a lot has happened, and South Carolina is now in my top 10 and after this morning’s developments it’s making a strong bid for top 5.

I feel like he’s dissing us suggesting there might be four other states vying as hard as we are to be an insane asylum.

We are in a class by ourselves.

16 thoughts on “Talk about a sleazy story taking on a life of its own…

  1. Kathryn Fenner

    “Pics or didn’t happen. ”

    Best line yet.

    How about “Blogger claims physically inappropriate relationship”

    Insane asylum, indeed. What will Colbert say?

  2. murraywood

    I can only think Mr Folks is in somebody’s pocket? Or baiting more hits for his allthenewsthatfits website?
    Wonder what the wife thinks.

  3. Pat

    Was Kathryn clairvoyant or did she already know? “Kathryn Fenner says: May 21, 2010 at 11:02 am“who don’t follow politics 24/7 like you or I do. They know enough to be good voters”

    You don’t have to follow politics 24/7 to be a good voter, but I have to say that if you think Sarah Palin is a good candidate, you do not, by definition, know enough to be a good voter.

    In the paper today, Larry Sabato said that voters think women candidates don’t cheat on their spouses. What if it were discovered that that is not always true–that a female candidate had had an affair?”

  4. Rob Evans

    Brad, if you don’t want to talk about the story, don’t talk about it. Don’t talk about it under the guise of how sleazy you think it is (and it isn’t particularly sleazy). Wonkette probably isn’t going to link back to you no matter what you say about the story. They mentioned the story once and moved on, and probably aren’t going to mention it again unless there are new developments.

    Talk about what you want to talk about, don’t spend all your time talking about why other people shouldn’t talk about what they want to talk about.

  5. Karen McLeod

    I don’t like Haley. I still don’t believe the loser. What bothers me, is that the press is treating this allegation like it’s news. What happened to NEWS?

  6. Wally Altman

    Candidates’ personal lives are unfortunately an unavoidable issue because the GOP has made it their business to be the arbiters of sexual morality. When a politician claims to stand for “family values” and the “sanctity of marriage” while engaging in an extra-marital affair, that is rank hypocrisy, and it’s absolutely appropriate for the media (mainstream or otherwise) to report it, given sufficient evidence.

    While nothing has been proven in this case, the Free Times says they’ve been working on this one for a while, and I have enough respect for their work to think twice before dismissing it. Mr. Folks’ reaction to the impending break of the story makes far more sense as an ill-considered confession than as an ugly smear against his most favored candidate.

    Say what you will Brad, but this is definitely news.

  7. Bart

    I read Will Folks one time. That was enough for me. No more and anything he has to say is suspect at best and probably an outright lie at worst.

    Haven’t made a decision yet on who to support in the gubernatorial race, Democrat or Republican. Will have to see how each candidate conducts their campaign, where they stand on the issues that face South Carolina, and if they make sense or not.

    I am tired of politics, especially the way politicians conduct themselves today. Republican or Democrat, a shameful bunch all.

  8. bud

    “Blogger claims inappropriate physical relationship”. Now what EXACTLY does that mean? Would a game of footsie under the table qualify? How about a hug that lasted a moment too long? I’m put off by folks who throw out generalizations and then expect them to stick. Inappropriate is in the eyes of the beholder.

  9. bud

    South Carolina: don’t let some blogger make any accusation against your Nikki if the guy doesn’t even have the guts or the integrity to speak further on such a significant claim. And don’t believe anything a liberal rag claims or suggests unless the reporter involved has the integrity and the facts to report to you so you can make up your own mind.
    -Sarah Palin

    Let’s be very, very clear about this. Whatever you may think about Will Folks he is NOT, I repeat NOT a liberal. That’s who started this whole mess. For Sarah Palin to smear all liberals with an accusation made by a very conservative operative goes beyond the Pale(n).

  10. Michael P.

    I understand bloggers will do anything to attract visitors to their site.

    Maybe Haley enjoys being slapped around, why else would a woman want anything to do with Will Folks?

  11. Kathryn Fenner

    @ Pat–I had been tipped off by a reporter last week, but it wasn’t, and still isn’t, confirmed.

  12. Bart


    Maybe the “inappropriate” to Will Folks meant Haley wouldn’t respond to his advances and he considered her rejection, “inappropriate”.


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