Nikki Haley Airplane Drama

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and her political team were involved in an “incident” on a U.S. Airways flight after the governor was addressed by one of her former lovers, sources tell FITS. The governor – along with her 2014 campaign manager Tim Pearson and fundraiser Marisa Crawford – was traveling…

us airways nikki haley incident

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and her political team were involved in an “incident” on a U.S. Airways flight after the governor was addressed by one of her former lovers, sources tell FITS.

The governor – along with her 2014 campaign manager Tim Pearson and fundraiser Marisa Crawford – was traveling on U.S. Airways flight 1182 (from Charlotte, N.C. to La Guardia Airport in New Jersey) when lobbyist Larry Marchant attempted to speak to her.

According to witnesses, a red-faced Pearson leapt into the aisle after Marchant said “hello” to Haley – yelling at the lobbyist and instructing him to return to his seat (which we’re told was literally right across the aisle from the governor’s entourage). Marchant – who was reportedly stowing a bag in an overhead compartment – was also told to return to his seat by Haley’s security guard.

At one point, though, we’re informed that Haley’s security guard had to restrain Pearson and reassure airline employees that the situation was under control.

FITS has reached out to both Haley’s office and Marchant seeking comment … we’ll let you know what we hear back.

In June 2010 Marchant confessed to having a one night stand with Haley in a hotel room in Salt Lake City, Utah. Months later he signed an affidavit attesting to the veracity of his version of events.

“After a night together of dinner and drinks with other participants of the conference, Representative Haley and I returned to the hotel together,” Marchant wrote in his sworn statement. “We went back to her room where we had sexual intercourse and I spent the remainder of the evening. I left her room at approximately 6 a.m.”

Haley has denied Marchant’s claims – and all allegations of infidelity – but she has refused to sign an affidavit and has not filed suit against any of her accusers. She has gone after Marchant professionally, however, costing him his lucrative position as lead lobbyist for health care concern Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.


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Big Cock January 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Oh my, do you think Larry was going for the mile high club membership on this one?

Zobro January 24, 2013 at 10:09 pm

We need a better class of politico in this site!

Ours are all Douche-a-Hue, pussies, childish pricks, or some combination of each.

Stimulus January 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm

She is a stupid ugly bitch

Joe Wilson Is A Very Smart Man January 24, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Both are White trash.Send them back to the trailer park!

DAVIS January 24, 2013 at 5:35 pm

As bad as I hate to say it, I am afaid that you are exactly right.

interested January 24, 2013 at 3:25 pm

So Pearson popped a p-mag, bladed at 45 degrees, and shouted “you will not touch my governess”

no one will have a clue what I am talking about.

Fleet January 26, 2013 at 7:06 am


BigT January 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm

That Marchant sounds pretty creepy…Is he a Stalker???…or just a Perv???

PS: if Marchant cannot restrain himself..he should be removed from the plane…

Larry Sinclair tells a very compelling story..and I bet he gets arrested if he tried to accost his former lover, Obama…

Charlene January 24, 2013 at 4:29 pm

How is the act of placing a bag in the overhead compartment and politely saying hello an act of stalking. The governor’s sexual exploits have common knowledge in media and private circles. Larry Marchant did nothing more than tell the truth and he has paid dearly for it.

BigT January 24, 2013 at 4:42 pm

To try to invade this woman’s space, after his intentions have been made public, is not somethign she should have to tolerate….

This guy is likely dangerous…

PS: What if Larry Sinclair (Google him) tried to personally communicate with hsi former lover (Obama?)…

Why are there different laws for Rs and Ds in your book?

The Truth January 24, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Seriously, why have people fucked this woman? Y’all have a high school fetish?

Veteran January 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm

You seem to have a strange interest in 2 guys. Are you a homosexual?

Goober January 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm

“We went back to her room where we had sexual intercourse and I spent the remainder of the evening. I left her room at approximately 6 a.m.”

Haley has denied Marchant’s claims – and all allegations of infidelity – but she has refused to sign an affidavit and has not filed suit against any of her accusers.

I LOVE it!


Fleet January 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

La Guardia Airport is in New York, not New Jersey. Up next, another story about S.C.’s failing schools.

CNSYD January 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Perhaps that is why Sic Willie is pushing Howie’s scam so hard. He does not know that La Guardia is in the borough of Queens in NYC and hopes private schools will teach kids things he never bothered to learn.

CNSYD January 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm

News Flash for FITS: La Guardia Airport is NOT in New Jersey.

I also understand that Sic Willie has not signed an affidavit stating that he was not involved in the murder of cock robin.

toyota kawaski January 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Fits flys around Howies Bedroom in a cropduster

concerned citizen January 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Pearson sounds like he may be a wee bit jealous?

Original Good Old Boy January 25, 2013 at 10:46 am

That was my thought. The reaction seemed a wee bit strong from him.

LogcabinSC January 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Breaking news. Marchant has an affair with Tim Pearson on a plane ride to NY.

Dr. Well-I'll-Be (Welby) January 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm

…or Breaking News….Marchant said something off-handed to Pearson about being Corn-Holed and little Timmy thought He wanted to play a game…stay tuned…More on this
tryst at 11:00!

Philip Branton January 24, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Dear Nikki Haley…….

Good Day SC Governess, we find it rather amusing that Mr. Willie is really trying his best to inform our states fellow citizens about pertinent news. Mrs Haley, even though this news is rather old, we find it useful concerning that this news was re-run today. http://militarytimes.com/news/2013/01/air-force-civilian-cuts-first-012313/

We all must do our duty to ensure fiscal responsibility…..we just wonder how proactive workers are going to be in realizing that their take home pay will be reduced and the local TAX REVENUE will be impacted due to upcoming furloughs. Mrs Haley, how would you PRO-actively engage impacted civil servants in planning for this period of “re-structured” monthly income….one would not want to wait to the last minute and be surprised by an executive order or a question posed in a special congressional race in front of cameras!?

Mrs Haley…..can you call up FITs news and ask to be proactive since no one else is in our state..??

Mrs Haley…….don’t let a “NASA” tax revenue rocket crash in our state..!

Andy January 24, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Does a one night stand qualify you as a “lover”? Wouldn’t you basically be just a “fucker”?

CNSYD January 24, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Read Sic Willie’s book. It explains this and more.

Andy January 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Book? Huh?

Mr. Deep February 24, 2013 at 8:59 am

lol maybe he’s a fuckin lover.lol

Mr. Deep February 24, 2013 at 7:59 am

lol maybe he’s a fuckin lover.lol

Inletman January 24, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Nikkis not going to like this.

BigT January 24, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Larry Sinclair (Google him) had a ot more EVIDENCE than Marchant…

Would Larry Sinclair be allowed to accost his fomer lover, Obama?

Bonner January 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Google ‘asshole’ and learn more about yourself BigTrousertrout.

BigT January 24, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Yall HATE the TRUTH…don’t you…LMAO….:)

The Truth January 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Stop laughing, it fogs up the miror.

RoadHog January 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm

perhaps they planned a romantic weekend together in the Big Apple? make-out like the ball was dropping in Times Square, reenact “the sex lives of animals” exhibit at the Museum of Sex, buy some Eat My Dumpling panties at Dumpling Man…then get back on the plane Sunday and have Nikki pretend none of it ever happened.

junior justice January 24, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Boys, boys, boys —– just simmer down! Remember the mantra:

“A wise monkey does not monkey around with another monkey’s monkey!”

billy mike January 24, 2013 at 5:07 pm

According to one elected official, she a big fat zero.

Nunyabiz January 24, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Larry Marchant is a class A JERK. He was a bully and acted like a little snot all through grade school and he continues to behave in that manner.

I don’t believe one damn word that comes out of his mouth.

Mr.Deep February 24, 2013 at 8:57 am

I will second that ! he has some real issues…….and hope he falls way far down the tree………….he needs more than some humblization

Mr.Deep February 24, 2013 at 7:57 am

I will second that ! he has some real issues…….and hope he falls way far down the tree………….he needs more than some humblization

same ol' same ol' January 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Not that anyone cares, just curious why they were on the same flight.

Sounds like there’s some jealousy going on, look out, Mikey’s outta town.

It would be good to have a flight attendant’s or another passenger’s perspective of the event. Was it a simple hello, or a “hello” (as in darlin’)

I’m sure this took place in business class, no need to mix with the commoners.

I hope Alvin runs in 2014.

BigT January 24, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I think even FITS looks respectful beside Marchant…

And FITS still ain’t produced the evidence he claimed…

Said it was a CRASHED hard-drive…when we know it’s really a limp —-…

Google: ‘Larry Sinclair and Obama’s lover’…the guy is VERY convincing…(much more than FITS or Marchant)…and the meida IGNORED him…

junior justice January 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Do you and “9” exchange notes?

Soft Sigh from Hell January 24, 2013 at 6:08 pm

The media also never picked up on that Toomey (Toumey?) guy’s claims in 2000 of having spent a Fire Island weekend (week?) with a young and apparently confused Dubya Bush.

Accusations are a dime a dozen, though some are pretty amusing.

BigT January 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm


shifty henry January 24, 2013 at 5:47 pm

….. what happened to “Nikki’s Nuclear Explosion?”

Astonished January 24, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Wasn’t NYC one of the Mark/Maria meeting places?? Is she continuing the tradition??

junior justice January 24, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Isn’t that where people go when they want to bite the “big apple?”

ThreePalms January 24, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Anyone overreacting here? Surely Marchant and Haley, et. al. recognized one another at the gate while pre-boarding. Apparently everyone got very nervous when they realized that Marchant would be sitting across the aisle. When Marchant broke the awkwardness by saying, “Hello”, it was too much for Pearson and he starts an altercation. What a hoot! Does anyone wonder why people compare Haley and her staff to a bunch of high school girls?

junior justice January 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm

No, not anymore.

Charlie Cat January 24, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Another embarrassing situation for our state. In South Carolina, another high ranking official in a possible immoral situation. When are we as voters, going to get it right and start putting elected officials into office that are not an embarrassment to our state. I am sure the people on the plane were talking about the incident. Chalk up another poor choice by our voters.

shifty henry January 24, 2013 at 6:56 pm

….. can’t wait to see it on CNN, FOX, and Drudge

xx chromosome January 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm

@Fits – Does a staff of 2 pp really qualify as an entourage? Also, if a shady lobbyist who told everyone I had slept w/ him said hello to me, I would have someone shoe him away too.

B. Dickerson January 24, 2013 at 8:04 pm

You should check your facts – La Guardia Airport in New Jersey?
La Guardia Airport in New York City. Probably got the rest of the report all wrong.

toyota kawaski January 25, 2013 at 8:20 am

a day late an a dollar short welcome to the thread now GET A DAM WATCH

BigT January 24, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Posting on FITS, or political criticism is one thing, but when you start physically stalking a woman on a commercial airplane…that’s creepy-sicko…

Carpe Jugulum January 24, 2013 at 8:47 pm

I think Haley’s “nuclear ” assault on Monsieur Fits is total fools gold. If this account of the incident is even partially accurate it shows what a clownish clan occupies the executive offices of state government. Who could ever take these pathetic poltroons seriously? The juvenile way that the Governor, and her assistants, handled this encounter is simply embarrassing. I have, for the most part, tended to discount Mr. Marchant’s claims. However, considering the Governor’s tasteless handling of the chance meeting; I am having second thoughts. A truly wronged Governor, or common white Methodist woman, would have reacted in a much more refined manner. Discretion is not our Governor’s strong suit. She would benefit from the words of Scotland’s great poet, Robert Browning:

O wad some pow’er the gifted gie us,
to see ousels as ithers see us!
It wad frae mony a blunder free us

If they could see themselves as we see them, they would immediately recognize why they react the way they do. Those people realize that the next election is going to be a little more difficult to negotiate than an appearance before that bogus ethics committee. Everything the Governor has touched has turned to feces. A couple of years ago, people were willing to give her the doubt. Times have changed and too many bridges have been burned. These are uncomfortable thoughts for Nimrata.

Our Governor, and her assistants, prefer to live in an ego driven narcissistic world where the only reason they are ever questioned is based in envy. The real problem she and her associates have is that this is not the case. They are not good at what they do, they realize this, and at some level understand that at some point there will be consequences.

There will be no second term. There will be no prestigious Washington appointment. There is no job waiting at LMC. Darkness is descending.

shifty henry January 24, 2013 at 9:24 pm

….. excellent post

toyota kawaski January 25, 2013 at 8:23 am

well said Sir and love the use of Browning

Squirrellygurl January 25, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Err, uhm, that was Bobby BURNS, not Browning.

Jeffy01 January 24, 2013 at 10:46 pm

What is the Policy Council position on this?

Ronald January 24, 2013 at 11:15 pm

peason is known far and wide, in national GOP circles, as white trash. ‘

headed to New York to raise money. I am GOP and i have to laugh when i think about how my party has sold SC down the road for a few campaign dollars.”it ia sickening.

shifty henry January 24, 2013 at 11:58 pm

…….. biography of a SC politician–

High chair
— High school
—- High finance
—— High hat
——– “Hi, Warden!”

9" January 25, 2013 at 2:25 am

‘go ahead and bite the big apple,don’t mind the maggots’mj

my partner-psych,real smart guy,offered tenure at,hvrd,etc,but thinks fits has real problems stemming from his ‘relationship’ w/haley

much like the abusive student/teacher ‘relationships’,that he denies as ‘abusive’, when the woman is the ‘abuser’,fits shows all the signs of a true victim in denial(these have to be taken on a one by one basis)

fits has focused on man/man stuff,even the thing at the citadel,where guys around the same age are, ‘abusers/victims’

he’s unable to confront his own issues.’wouldn’t be surprised if he and haley are still fucking/or never have,at all’-not that it matters,but that is what this blog is all about..

he is obsessed with her!

he speaks of himself as,’our founding editor’,and has an alter-ego(BigT).in total,fits has identity problems ,or worse yet,is suffering from multiple personality disorder…

get help

Freud January 25, 2013 at 7:17 am

Being psychoanalyzed by a marginally sane homosexual obsessed with fringe music and letting everyone know about the virtues of pounding man ass is particularly funny.

toyota kawaski January 25, 2013 at 8:25 am

Psycho fits you well Freud

Carpe Jugulum January 25, 2013 at 8:29 am

Would that be hvrd (Harvard) Hotel in Cambridge or Harvard Elementary in Houston? This is a pitiful analysis. Monsieur Fits is the purveyor of a politically oriented Internet website. Nimrata the Loose is our state’s Chief Executive and leading political figure. It would be, as we say in the south, downright bizarre for him not to be focused on her political machinations and behavior.
Another example of why Johns Hopkins is infinitely superior……….

BigT January 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

Anyone else believe 9″ may be a pedophile…or prone to be one???

Homosexuals, by defintion, already flaunt conventionality. Why does the age of a victim make a difference to them???

I submit they are far more likely to molest children than hetero…and survey w/ Gays back that up…

junior justice January 25, 2013 at 9:15 am

BigT, when did you conduct this survey? Are you going to share your results with your audience?

Freud January 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

What’s wrong toyota kawasaki? Have I accidentally kicked you in the vagina by insulting your lover?

shifty henry January 25, 2013 at 9:34 am

A guy receives a phone call from his girlfriend.

“I’ve packed my bags and I’m leaving you,” she says.

“Why, darling, why?” he asks.

She replies, “The neighbors told me you’re a pedophile.”

“Hey,” he says, “that’s a very big word for a twelve-year old.”

? January 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

Another winner joke from Shifty! Ha. Good job.

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 25, 2013 at 2:07 pm

My (23 year old) girlfriend, Lennay Kakua and I LOLed. Nice one Shifty….

Les Mismanagement January 25, 2013 at 10:09 am

(sigh) Are there no decent people in government anymore? Are there no decent people anymore?

? January 25, 2013 at 10:22 am

Decent people don’t want to be in gov’t on any level.

Think about it, at the bureaucrat level most(not all) have conscientiously sought out jobs dependent on taking money against their will from other people-and they aspire to these jobs because they are “secure”, meaning no risk and little accountability. Many of them like having control over people(tax slaves not employed by gov’t).

At the pol level, most of them are either self deluded into thinking they know what’s best for everyone…making them megalomaniacs/narcissists or deep down know that it’s all bullshit and are in it from the start for themselves.

Sure, there are “outliers”…but they are truly rare.

Most mentally healthy people don’t want to control everything/everyone and naturally seek jobs with voluntary interaction, making them the truly productive of society.

Unfortunately, that also makes them the tax cattle for the parasites to feed on.

This whole fiasco shows how much smarter the Athenians were than us in their application of “democracy”, thousands of years ago:

“Selection by lottery was the standard means as it was regarded as the more democratic: elections would favour those who were rich, noble, eloquent and well-known, while allotment spread the work of administration throughout the whole citizen body, engaging them in the crucial democratic experience of, to use Aristotle’s words, “ruling and being ruled in turn” (Politics 1317b28–30). The allotment of an individual was based on citizenship rather than merit or any form of personal popularity which could be bought. Allotment therefore was seen as a means to prevent the corrupt purchase of votes and it gave citizens a unique form of political equality as all had an equal chance of obtaining government office.” (wiki)

We’ve actually managed to regress compared to them.

shifty henry January 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

….. anyway, on a serious note — most of us have noticed that BigT always veers the discussion away from the main article and to his agenda – perhaps “hijack” covers it

billy mike January 25, 2013 at 10:16 am

The whole family is a traveling side show.

shifty henry January 25, 2013 at 11:16 am

….. so I have been told, and this was told to me—

Way back during the Middle Ages one of BigT’s ancestors was a traveling troubadour. Arriving at a castle he was greeted by the king who welcomed him and offered him food and lodging for the night in return for his providing singing and musical entertainment.

After a huge feast the king brought out his three daughters who provided entertainment as follows:

— the first daughter sang the most beautiful songs ever heard by the Troubadour BigT

— the second daughter danced the most alluring dance ever seen by Troubadour BigT

— the third daughter played on a flute the most exotic tunes ever heard by Troubadour BigT

Afterwards, the king said, “As is my well-known custom for hospitality, my guests are allowed to sleep with his choice of bedmate.”

Question: who did Troubador BigT sleep with ?

kc January 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Are we paying for security guards to accompany Haley on her many jaunts out of state?

billy mike January 25, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Maybe Haley should be a guest on the Jerry Springer Show.

9" January 26, 2013 at 1:14 am Reply
shifty henry January 26, 2013 at 10:31 am

… although I have no idea what it represents, it is very clever and imaginative and well done – saved it


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