Last week I was tipped off to the panic in the South Carolina House and Senate Republican Caucuses. The leadership had a private meeting to see what could be done to take out Nikki Haley. She spent her years in the legislature fighting the good old boys, even within her own party.She demanded transparency and won. They don’t like her.Well, with Rasmussen now having her significantly in the lead, we see what the good old boys are doing — skipping all the oppo research and going straight to the sleaze.A South Carolina blogger who was tossed by Mark Sanford and plead guilty to domestic abuse, is claiming Nikki Haley had an affair with him several years ago. Note that he’s making sure everyone knows that it happened before *he* was married. So it is all Nikki Haley’s fault. There are just a few problems:
- Nikki Haley is categorically denying it.
- The people who first started pushing the rumor are in opposing camps and only started after the Palin endorsement.
- This violates the very basic laws of nature: hot women do not have affairs with ugly guys unless those guys are rich. The self-admitted adulterer is decidedly not rich, but decidedly wants to reinsert himself into the process as a player.
So this guy will take out Nikki Haley, have people absolve him of his domestic abuse by taking out Nikki Haley, and everyone will be happy that the upstart state representative from Lexington was taken out with a lie after years of her fighting for transparency in Columbia to stop the lies her own party has been telling.*Take home point for the moms in the audience: how likely is it that a hot woman would want to have an “inappropriate physical relationship” with this guy when, according to his timeline, she would have had very small children at the time and more likely than not wanted sleep above all other things?