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The Post and Courier leads its front page today with, “Wars of Words Draws to a Close,” regarding the broader campaign season. As far as the affair claims against GOP gubernatorial primary frontrunner Nikki Haley? Don’t hold your breath.

Larry Marchant (the second man in two weeks to claim he slept with Haley) is ready to take a lie detector test. Haley continues to deny all affair claims, but says she’s not willing to submit to a test. She has also refused to release e-mail records that might clear her of the affair accusations by S.C. political blogger Will Folks.

Meanwhile, Folks offered up the climactic chapter for his biography (due out next year, right?). Not really.

Last night, Folks also released texting records (note: these are not the text messages, just the time and date of the texts) between the two. Again, it certainly doesn’t prove the affair, which Haley continues to deny.

It’s not really evidence in that case, but it furthers the idea that Haley is deceiving voters when she continues to suggest that these affair claims are an attack from “the good old boys” in Columbia.

Folks wasn’t just working with Haley three years ago (when their affair allegedly took place), he was still speaking with her and her campaign on a regular basis right up until he went public with his affair claims. Marchant may have been hired by a primary opponent this year, but he was at a school choice conference with Haley on the night he alleges they hooked up.

Folks and Marchant aren’t Columbia’s good old boys, they’re her good old boys. You can pull the wool over the eyes of national supporters like Sarah Palin and Erick Erickson who don’t know the players in this scandal, but anyone in South Carolina who can draw a straight line on a piece of paper can connect the dots between Haley and her own insiders.


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