Blogger Cashes in on (Alleged) Sexcapade with Gov. Candidate
The truth in this case is what it is. Several years ago, prior to my marriage, I had an inappropriate physical relationship with Nikki.
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.
The easiest assumption to be made here is that only two people knew whether they actually had an affair or not. One, with a questionable background, benefits by making the affair public simply because the number of hits on his website doubles or triples (meaning big revenue) and by feigning “the details are no one’s business”, Folks keeps visitors coming back for more until the day he decides to fully spill the beans. Also, making a few enemies is a sure way to create a top blog (rule 4).
The other has nothing to gain, and in fact might be losing a gubernatorial election due to it.
I wonder who has been leaking the information.
The shame of it is: Nikki Haley would make an awesome governor for the state of South Carolina. It is a shame that her poor decision along another preson’s need for attention are going to do some serious damage to her chances.
UPDATE: 5/24 2:00 pm – Nikki Haley is categorically denying these rumors.
“I have been 100 percent faithful to my husband throughout our 13 years of marriage. This claim against me is categorically and totally false.”
As Erick Erickson of RedState points out, Hot Women Don’t Have Affairs Ugly Poor Guys (darn), especially when the guy is of the internet troll blogger species. As I mentioned, these rumors do seem to be perfectly timed to take advantage of Haley’s popularity in the polls and recent Palin endorsement, to maximize the number of hits to Will Folk’s website. It seems that Folks just made the whole thing up.
UPDATE II: 5/24 5:30 pm – Courtesy of AP via The Other McCain, we now have an actual photo of the troll, Will Folks. (You’ll have to admit, the pic I chose was a pretty good likeness)
UPDATE III: 5/24 11:45 pm – Locals in South Carolina are begging to tell “Sic Willie” tales which do not speak very highly of his character. It seems that Folks had an axe to grind with Jennie Sanford who is a big supporter of Nikki Haley.
The mood in South Carolina after Marc Sanford’s transgressions in Argentina would make salacious accusations both profitable and damning;
UPDATE: 5/25 12:25 – The pdates continue in a new post: Blogger Will Folks CONTINUES to Cash in on Alleged Affair with SC Gov Candidate Nikki Haley.