No proof of affair, Haley says

Friday, June 4, 2010 11:33 AM
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COLUMBIA — A Republican lawmaker trying to become South Carolina's first woman governor says she would resign if she were elected and anyone proved she had an extramarital affair.

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Nikki Haley

State Rep. Nikki Haley said today she knows there will never be proof.

She would not say what she would consider proof. Instead, she says it's a moot question because nothing happened.

Haley made the comments after two such accusations just days before voters head to the polls in the June 8 primary.

She has refused to release her Statehouse correspondence records, which are exempt from public scrutiny under state law. Her campaign continues to say she won't waste time on what it calls nonsense.

Former first lady Jenny Sanford issued a statement today defending Haley.

Haley in Aiken Saturday

Nikki Haley, a candidate for South Carolina governor, will be in Aiken on Saturday for a meet and greet event.

The gathering will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Alley on the patio behind Aiken City Hall, according to a release.

Free barbecue and drinks will be provided.

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concrndcitzn
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concrndcitzn 06/04/10 - 11:57 am
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will the boyfriends be there

will the boyfriends be there as well?

Hatfield0278
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Hatfield0278 06/04/10 - 12:48 pm
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If by boyfriends you mean

If by boyfriends you mean Andre Bauer's attack dogs, then yes, they'll be there.

reader54
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reader54 06/04/10 - 01:10 pm
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Is she a "looker"? Maybe I

Is she a "looker"? Maybe I can get an one on one discussion booked.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/04/10 - 03:09 pm
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Tiger Woods says "I have

Tiger Woods says "I have never had sexual relations with that woman"

Ushouldnthave
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Ushouldnthave 06/04/10 - 03:19 pm
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South Carolina politics

South Carolina politics sounds like the new happening swingers club. Their campaign slogans should be "get your freak on, vote for ..."

grinder48
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grinder48 06/04/10 - 03:23 pm
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How does Jenny Sanford know
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How does Jenny Sanford know whether or not Haley had an extramarital affair ? ? ?

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robelenj 06/04/10 - 03:45 pm
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If she is innocent then why

If she is innocent then why not file a Slander suit against the accuser?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/04/10 - 03:56 pm
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Filing a lawsuit takes time.

Filing a lawsuit takes time. There are preliminary items that must be done before filing.

mable8
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mable8 06/04/10 - 04:09 pm
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There are some disgruntled

There are some disgruntled individuals who will do anything to slander someone they do not want in office--and what better piece of garbage than to accuse another of an illicit affair, especially in this politically correct era. Politically correct is defined as the use of base lies in the place of truth; it is a cowards way of speaking with forked tongues. I hope the lady wins the office she seeks.

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themaninthemirror 06/04/10 - 04:38 pm
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Well, obviously the two men

Well, obviously the two men who have come forth so far stating they have had sexual relations with Haley must feel they have nothing to lose by making these allegations. But the burden of proof is on them. There is no outside evidence to support their allegations. If they did flirt with her, or even ask her for a date, the only thing I can say about these men is: You can't blame them for trying! But if she is so confident, then why not release the Statehouse correspondence records, unless there is something incriminating in them. Didn't some one once say," I did not have sexual relations with that woman?" C'mon Nikki, 'fess up, put the cards on the table. Call their bluff and let's see who wins.

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bettyboop 06/04/10 - 05:08 pm
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Much ado about nothing..the

Much ado about nothing..the Lady is being "Palinized" by the press and her opponents...................

teharper428
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teharper428 06/04/10 - 05:21 pm
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Dirty politics as usual with

Dirty politics as usual with the SC republican party. They're notorious for turning on their own party's candidates. Remember what they did to McCain in the 2000 presidential primary.

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johnston.cliff 06/04/10 - 09:15 pm
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Keep repeating the lies,

Keep repeating the lies, moderates and Dems believe things repeated. Hold it, .... they weren't going to vote for a conservative constitutionalist anyway.

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johnston.cliff 06/04/10 - 09:16 pm
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teharper, repubs didn't turn

teharper, repubs didn't turn on McCain, conservatives did... and still are.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/04/10 - 09:24 pm
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These allegations are

These allegations are shameful. Just think of the fantasies in the sick minds of the men who made these allegations.

You can bet that one or more of the opposing candidates are behind the scurrilous accusations.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 06/04/10 - 09:42 pm
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Little Lamb- What is so bad

Little Lamb- What is so bad is that these men believe their lies to the point of putting their faces on television. Now that is sick.

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themaninthemirror 06/04/10 - 09:51 pm
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My prior comments in an

My prior comments in an earlier posting are in support of Ms. Haley. Instead of ignoring these men, she should put them on the spot and tell them to prove it. She could really make them look bad if their stories are untrue and all the while not stoop to unscrupulous practices to do it. Go Nikki!

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AutumnLeaves 06/04/10 - 09:54 pm
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Have they ever said they had

Have they ever said they had sexual relations with her, or have they just used the words affair and extra-marital affair? (I haven't been following the story). Some affairs are not physical at all and people or at least one of the persons involved rationalize the behavior away as "not unfaithful" because of that technicality, even though emotional affairs are notorious for wrecking marriages anyway. Strange world we're living in, no matter what the whole truth is.

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corgimom 06/05/10 - 08:51 am
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Autumn, don't waste your time

Autumn, don't waste your time following the story. It's a non-issue.

And Jenny Sanford issued a statement defending her- as if anyone cares what she thinks.

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