By FITSNews || Over the last two weeks, our founding editor Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) has occupied a unique role in the SCGOP gubernatorial fight. Ever since acknowledging that he had an inappropriate physical relationship with Republican front-runner Nikki Haley in the Spring of 2007, he’s been at the center of a media and political sh*t storm the likes of which the Palmetto state hasn’t seen since … well, last summer.
Needless to say, conspiracy theories abound as to his underlying motivations for coming forward.
Some believe his admission was designed to sink Haley’s candidacy … a plan that obviously failed. Others maintain he hatched the scheme with the deliberate intention of generating sympathy for his favored candidate, which … if true … obviously worked like a charm.
Folks’ statement following Haley’s victory on Tuesday night offered no clue as to “which end (is) up.”
Politically, I’m gratified that someone who has consistently advanced the ideals I believe in – whose career I have played a role in advancing – has won such an important victory. Personally, I’m disappointed that she felt she had to lie in order to achieve that victory.
Folks has offered some circumstantial evidence to support his claim, but thus far no “smoking gun” has been released.
Will one emerge over the next two weeks? Or will the second-place GOP finisher, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, bow out of the race before we even get to that point?
We’ll have to stay tuned…