I must say that I’m baffled.

Seriously, seriously baffled.

This whole “Slept with Nikki Haley” meme is just out of control. In fact, I’m afraid it’s achieved self-awareness. Like Skynet. Damn you, James Cameron.

Really, folks — and by that I mean, Will Folks of FITS News — how much longer can this go on? Either we have the most ineffective smear of all time — Haley is still in the lead — or somebody is sitting on a whole lot of proof that will totally upend the race for governor of South Carolina.

Go to FITS News for more.

Here’s a bit of from FITS about blogger Earl Capps and SCGOP gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley:

FITS just received the following text from Earl Capps in response to rumors about him and S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley. “I’m not going to admit or deny that one,” Capps said. Asked specifically if he had ever been romantically involved with Haley, Capps said “I am not going to address those allegations at this time until I figure out what someone has gotten a hold of. That is my official position.”

Update: Earl Capps recently wrote back, confirming the text to Will Folks. He also had this to say:

I never discuss my personal life, period. Ask me about her or anyone else, and I will tell you the same thing. If you read my blog, you will see that personal stuff about me or anyone else is NEVER discussed.

So you won’t get an admission or denial.

Update: Earl Capps has also tweeted:

This Haley rumor has everyone going nuts. Just got off phone with lawyer friend, but if anyone has advice, I’m all ears.

Update: Earl Capps has a new post up at his site, a brief taste of which is below:

I have not discussed my relationships on the blog, nor will I discuss personal allegations regarding any South Carolina politico on this blog, including myself. That rule is not up for negotiation. Whether you believe the allegations or not, that’s up to you. In cases like these, the truth is a hard thing to prove, so I’m going to put the burden of proof upon those who would accuse me.

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