If chivalry were still alive and well anywhere, I’d expect it to be in South Carolina. But clearly South Carolina politicos cannot keep their mouths shut about who they’ve slept with.
You’ll remember that in one of the text messages Nikki Haley’s first accuser, Will Folks, released, another politico texts Folks: “I just don’t know who has told more people, you or Nikki.”
The latest affair allegation against Nikki Haley comes from Republican lobbyist Larry Marchant, who was forced to resign from a rival campaign to Haley’s when a reporter came around asking questions about the alleged affair. (Haley’s camp maintains it’s all a dirty trick.) Reporters are usually the last to know, so someone was flapping their lips big time.
Marchant, being the swell guy he is, went on camera yesterday with a local TV station and detailed his alleged one-night stand with Haley. What is wrong with these people?
David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.