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Meet Nikki Haley’s First Love

In a bid to freeze out any GOP primary opposition for her upcoming 2014 reelection bid, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley rolled out a “grassroots steering committee” which included 164 Palmetto State Republican activists earlier this week. “Governor Haley has made clear that she will wait until the summer before deciding…

In a bid to freeze out any GOP primary opposition for her upcoming 2014 reelection bid, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley rolled out a “grassroots steering committee” which included 164 Palmetto State Republican activists earlier this week.

“Governor Haley has made clear that she will wait until the summer before deciding whether to run for re-election,” a release from her campaign noted. “However, she has instructed our team to get prepared in the event that she does run. Today, we are releasing the names of those who have generously agreed to serve on the Haley Grassroots Steering Committee.”

Among those names? Charleston, S.C. funeral home director and Republican Party activist Mark M. Smith – who is president of the East Cooper Republican Club (one of numerous “there but for the grace of God go you” GOP groups which gather monthly to fluff establishment politicians).

But unlike the other names on the governor’s list, Smith is much more than just a political asset to Haley …

The married father of three was Haley’s high school sweetheart in Bamberg, S.C. during the late 1980s/ early 1990s – as well as her on-again, off-again lover for an extended period of time thereafter.

When did the relationship end?

Who says it’s over, people …

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FITS has recently obtained information indicating Haley and Smith remain in close contact (and not always about politics) – info which has been confirmed by those close to Smith.

“He talks to ‘Nikki’ all the time,” one East Cooper Republican tells FITS. “They’re very familiar – and when you talk to him he definitely lets you know she isn’t the governor to him and he isn’t just some party guy to her.”

Haley married her husband William in 1996 (after he agreed to change his name to Michael). The governor – who was accused of having a pair of extramarital affairs during the 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary – has issued a blanket denial against allegations of infidelity, claiming to have been “100 percent faithful” to her husband for the duration of their marriage. Not only that she’s vowed to resign her office if proof of an extramarital affair ever surfaces.

So far there has been no “smoking gun” with regard to the governor’s dalliances, however there is plenty of circumstantial evidence related to at least one of the affairs (here and here) and the governor’s response to the allegations has been cagey at best (here and here).

Meanwhile Smith – who brands himself as a devout family values conservative – was dogged by allegations of extramarital affairs during his failed bid to capture a city council seat in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Haley may soon get a chance to set the record straight regarding her past lovers. Earlier this month Haley was referenced as the “other woman” in a pending divorce trial. And while we don’t expect her to be hauled into court (governors are exempted from that sort of thing) we do expect an effort to be made to depose her – at which point Haley has some serious decision making to do.

Do we care at this point whether Haley ever comes clean? Or ever gets busted?

Not really … we’re more focused on her policy positions these days than her sexual ones. Still it’s always fun to check in on what “Naughty Nikki the Insatiable Governess” has been up to.

“Allegedly …”

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84 comments

Soft Sigh from Hell February 23, 2013 at 11:33 am

I, for one, don’t find it a bit odd that someone still likes, trusts, associates occasionally with, and helps or is helped by a person whom one was sweet on in high school. There is a long road between fondness and fornication, between childhood “chums” and continued carnal canoodling.

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Gillon February 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm

“continued carnal canoodling”. Now there’s a nice alliterative turn of a phrase. I like it.

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shifty henry February 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm

—— obviously a big fan of Spiro Agnew

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Gillon February 23, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Yeah, I remember those “nattering nabobs of negativity”, too.

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Major Cordite February 24, 2013 at 9:52 am

Yep, and those journalistic juxtapositional jaunts into nowhere land are quite frequent here at Fits.

shifty henry February 25, 2013 at 10:20 am

Remember the book “Catch-22” and Major Major Major Major?

stickler February 24, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Agnew may have uttered it, but William Safire wrote it for him

sid February 24, 2013 at 10:50 am

Agreed. I have a friend with whom I bumped uglies off and on for five or six years, and now we remain very close. I don’t think either of us has thought about being intimate with each other for two decades. Both our respective spouses are aware of our past, and don’t care. That’s how adults behave.

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Carrie February 24, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Am assuming that you are a man and your friend is a woman, if that’s the case men and women cannot be friends because men have ulterior motives. Look at Mark and his “friend”. Years of e-mailing turned romantic because that’s what Mark wanted (took a long time tho).

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Major Cordite February 24, 2013 at 1:26 pm

So, you are saying that women do not have ulterior motives? Carrie, you are either quite young or you do not get out much. Over the last 3 decades traveling, working and living in most of the U.S. and even Europe I would say that it is about 60/40 on the motives part. 60 going to the males. IMHO.

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Carrie February 24, 2013 at 7:05 pm

I do believe you are correct-there are aggressive females who not only want the men, but want what their wives have. Very sad indeed.

Major Cordite February 24, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Well said. Have seen first hand what you are saying.

sid February 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I guess I’ll let my friend know we can no longer be friends. Bummer.

Seriously, though, it sounds like either you have been burned a couple times, or you base your sociological theories on comedy bits and rom-coms. I know lots of people who are of the opposite sex, and whom I would consider to be friends without ulterior motives. You might have a point for a large percentage of males, especially those under 30, but I don’t buy your absolutism.

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Carrie February 24, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Well the info I got was from Steve Harvey’s books and his TV show…

Soft Sigh from Hell February 23, 2013 at 10:33 am

I, for one, don’t find it a bit odd that someone still likes, trusts, associates occasionally with, and helps or is helped by a person whom one was sweet on in high school. There is a long road between fondness and fornication, between childhood “chums” and continued carnal canoodling.

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Gillon February 23, 2013 at 11:13 am

“continued carnal canoodling”. Now there’s a nice alliterative turn of a phrase. I like it.

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shifty henry February 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm

—— obviously a big fan of Spiro Agnew

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Gillon February 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Yeah, I remember those “nattering nabobs of negativity”, too.

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Major Cordite February 24, 2013 at 8:52 am

Yep, and those journalistic juxtapositional jaunts into nowhere land are quite frequent here at Fits.

shifty henry February 25, 2013 at 9:20 am

Remember the book “Catch-22” and Major Major Major Major?

tomstickler February 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Agnew may have uttered it, but William Safire wrote it for him

sid February 24, 2013 at 9:50 am

Agreed. I have a friend with whom I bumped uglies off and on for five or six years, and now we remain very close. I don’t think either of us has thought about being intimate with each other for two decades. Both our respective spouses are aware of our past, and don’t care. That’s how adults behave.

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Carrie February 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Am assuming that you are a man and your friend is a woman, if that’s the case men and women cannot be friends because men have ulterior motives. Look at Mark and his “friend”. Years of e-mailing turned romantic because that’s what Mark wanted (took a long time tho).

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Major Cordite February 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm

So, you are saying that women do not have ulterior motives? Carrie, you are either quite young or you do not get out much. Over the last 3 decades traveling, working and living in most of the U.S. and even Europe I would say that it is about 60/40 on the motives part. 60 going to the males. IMHO.

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Carrie February 24, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I do believe you are correct-there are aggressive females who not only want the men, but want what their wives have. Very sad indeed.

Major Cordite February 24, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Well said. Have seen first hand what you are saying.

sid February 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I guess I’ll let my friend know we can no longer be friends. Bummer.

Seriously, though, it sounds like either you have been burned a couple times, or you base your sociological theories on comedy bits and rom-coms. I know lots of people who are of the opposite sex, and whom I would consider to be friends without ulterior motives. You might have a point for a large percentage of males, especially those under 30, but I don’t buy your absolutism.

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Carrie February 24, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Well the info I got was from Steve Harvey’s books and his TV show…

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 23, 2013 at 11:55 am

Less Moody Blues and more Robert Cray would be appreciated, if you know what I mean.

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BigT February 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm

The still hot ‘Smoking Gun’…..is a MUCH bigger embarrassment to FITS than Haley…
When you promise and fail to deliver…it makes you look like an idiot and a liar..
I was willing to give FITS the benefit of the doubt…but he has proven over time to be VERY lacking in credibility…

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Peter February 25, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Peter Gabriel is more a propos.

Nik likes the sledgehammer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1tTN-b5KHg

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

Less Moody Blues and more Robert Cray would be appreciated, if you know what I mean.

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BigT February 23, 2013 at 12:17 pm

The still hot ‘Smoking Gun’…..is a MUCH bigger embarrassment to FITS than Haley…
When you promise and fail to deliver…it makes you look like an idiot and a liar..
I was willing to give FITS the benefit of the doubt…but he has proven over time to be VERY lacking in credibility…

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Peter February 25, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Peter Gabriel is more a propos.

Nik likes the sledgehammer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1tTN-b5KHg

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Halfvast Conspirator February 23, 2013 at 12:08 pm

“rolled out a “grassroots steering committee” comprised of 164 Palmetto State Republican activists”

comprising 164…

composed of 164…

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Halfvast Conspirator February 23, 2013 at 11:08 am

“rolled out a “grassroots steering committee” comprised of 164 Palmetto State Republican activists”

comprising 164…

composed of 164…

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shifty henry February 23, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Hmmmm – the word “soul mate” comes to mind. Also, it’s sort of strange that Mark has more than a passing resemblance to Mikie—– and Nikki needs to call her hubby “Mikie”!

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shifty henry February 23, 2013 at 11:24 am

Hmmmm – the word “soul mate” comes to mind. Also, it’s sort of strange that Mark has more than a passing resemblance to Mikie—– and Nikki needs to call her hubby “Mikie”!

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Cirrus February 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Who hasn’t taken a ride on the “little engine that so obviously can”

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Cirrus February 23, 2013 at 11:38 am

Who hasn’t taken a ride on the “little engine that so obviously can”

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XX February 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm

BFD – there is no story here. If she weren’t so hot, you and others wouldn’t be so delusional. Drop it Fits.

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XX February 23, 2013 at 12:33 pm

BFD – there is no story here. If she weren’t so hot, you and others wouldn’t be so delusional. Drop it Fits.

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Congressman Francis Underwood February 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm

What’s the story with her making her husband change his name? What does she have against the name William?

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shifty henry February 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

— Mike is close to Mark ?

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Congressman Francis Underwood February 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

What’s the story with her making her husband change his name? What does she have against the name William?

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shifty henry February 25, 2013 at 9:12 am

— Mike is close to Mark ?

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The Granite Halls February 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm

“Meanwhile Smith – who brands himself as a devout family values conservative – was dogged by allegations of extramarital affairs during his failed bid to capture a city council seat in Mount Pleasant, S.C.”
My, My does he not fit in well with Mark Sanford, Bob Peeler, Richard Eckstrom and Nikki Haley.
All of the above claimed to be devout family values consertaves while having affairs with their cheap sluts, Maria, Donna, and Kelly.
Haley’s are just too numerous to list!

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Emily February 24, 2013 at 7:43 am

And Richard Eckstrom came and spoke to Kelly Payne’s high school class at Dutch Fork High when he was married and having an affair with the teacher. So much for Lexington Richland School District Five and this Board that goes after some and then sweeps much under the rug or looks the other way.

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Kuyperdog February 25, 2013 at 1:05 am

If David Eckstrom were alive today, he would not believe what his brother has become! Very sick, very sad-

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Gonzo February 25, 2013 at 12:33 pm

A district makes up so many fake stories but they permit an affair to happen right in the classroom in front of children. Fresh!

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The Granite Halls February 23, 2013 at 12:53 pm

“Meanwhile Smith – who brands himself as a devout family values conservative – was dogged by allegations of extramarital affairs during his failed bid to capture a city council seat in Mount Pleasant, S.C.”
My, My does he not fit in well with Mark Sanford, Bob Peeler, Richard Eckstrom and Nikki Haley.
All of the above claimed to be devout family values consertaves while having affairs with their cheap sluts, Maria, Donna, and Kelly.
Haley’s are just too numerous to list!

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Emily February 24, 2013 at 6:43 am

And Richard Eckstrom came and spoke to Kelly Payne’s high school class at Dutch Fork High when he was married and having an affair with the teacher. So much for Lexington Richland School District Five and this Board that goes after some and then sweeps much under the rug or looks the other way.

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Kuyperdog February 25, 2013 at 12:05 am

If David Eckstrom were alive today, he would not believe what his brother has become! Very sick, very sad-

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Gonzo February 25, 2013 at 11:33 am

A district makes up so many fake stories but they permit an affair to happen right in the classroom in front of children. Fresh!

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Sailor February 23, 2013 at 5:34 pm

She sure has a thing about bald guys!

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Sailor February 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm

She sure has a thing about bald guys!

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Coolhandluke February 23, 2013 at 9:23 pm

She’s a hot, attractive governess. Please FITS, leave her be and let her govern this state as best she can without the authority most governors have. Too bad, we are governed by the likes of Harrell and and a few other old fucking RINO’s.

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shifty henry February 25, 2013 at 10:11 am

When you are lying on your back and the “governess” is straddling you wearing her boots and with a whip in her hand – you may become “hot hand luke”

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Coolhandluke February 23, 2013 at 8:23 pm

She’s a hot, attractive governess. Please FITS, leave her be and let her govern this state as best she can without the authority most governors have. Too bad, we are governed by the likes of Harrell and and a few other old fucking RINO’s.

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shifty henry February 25, 2013 at 9:11 am

When you are lying on your back and the “governess” is straddling you wearing her boots and with a whip in her hand – you may become “hot hand luke”

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9" February 23, 2013 at 11:41 pm

why does love got to be so sad…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RqULUds4AU

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9" February 23, 2013 at 10:41 pm

why does love got to be so sad…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RqULUds4AU

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Major Cordite February 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

Wow! If you do an Adobe Photo Shop morph of Michael Haley and Will Folks the result looks JUST like the dude in the above picture. Who woulda’ thunk.

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shifty henry February 25, 2013 at 10:07 am

Yep, that resemblance has been noted. Interesting, huh?

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Major Cordite February 24, 2013 at 8:56 am

Wow! If you do an Adobe Photo Shop morph of Michael Haley and Will Folks the result looks JUST like the dude in the above picture. Who woulda’ thunk.

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shifty henry February 25, 2013 at 9:07 am

Yep, that resemblance has been noted. Interesting, huh?

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Paul P February 24, 2013 at 11:59 am

The reality is that all married people stray and seek out some strange on the side. It has always happened, but just widely discussed these days. Discretion is a thing of the past. We all know married people who play on the side with same-sex and the opposite-sex. It’s a fact of life.

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Kuyperdog February 25, 2013 at 1:06 am

Does your wife read this blog?????

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Paul P February 24, 2013 at 10:59 am

The reality is that all married people stray and seek out some strange on the side. It has always happened, but just widely discussed these days. Discretion is a thing of the past. We all know married people who play on the side with same-sex and the opposite-sex. It’s a fact of life.

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Kuyperdog February 25, 2013 at 12:06 am

Does your wife read this blog?????

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Tyrone Butternuts February 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm

It’s amazing– and I am not a Republican tho’ I used to be one– the people FITS attacks and hates are starting to become the people I like. Nikki and her crowd remind me of good old-fashioned South Carolina politicians–back then they were all Democrats–who have their foibles and affairs and shortcomings. I think I prefer a RINO to the out-of-mainstream nuts who dominate the GOP these days.

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Tyrone Butternuts February 24, 2013 at 11:55 am

It’s amazing– and I am not a Republican tho’ I used to be one– the people FITS attacks and hates are starting to become the people I like. Nikki and her crowd remind me of good old-fashioned South Carolina politicians–back then they were all Democrats–who have their foibles and affairs and shortcomings. I think I prefer a RINO to the out-of-mainstream nuts who dominate the GOP these days.

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Thomas February 25, 2013 at 12:30 am

Who in their right mind would advertise on this site with bovine sewage hack job stories like this. Well my sources (Will Folks) tells us that his wife gives the best head south of Detroit. You are losing readership fast. I can tell you, those free click banners will not produce income. BTW, whose side are you on…libertarian bovine sewage. Get in front of the trends, the rest will take care of itself. No class at all.

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Thomas February 24, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Who in their right mind would advertise on this site with bovine sewage hack job stories like this. Well my sources (Will Folks) tells us that his wife gives the best head south of Detroit. You are losing readership fast. I can tell you, those free click banners will not produce income. BTW, whose side are you on…libertarian bovine sewage. Get in front of the trends, the rest will take care of itself. No class at all.

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Kuyperdog February 25, 2013 at 1:03 am

You better care if Haley comes clean because:

-You KNOW she’s not on this affair stuff Will, and your name/credibility is riding on it!
Marchant shouldn’t have to carry the water alone!

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Kuyperdog February 25, 2013 at 12:03 am

You better care if Haley comes clean because:

-You KNOW she’s not on this affair stuff Will, and your name/credibility is riding on it!
Marchant shouldn’t have to carry the water alone!

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Sam February 25, 2013 at 11:51 am

Will Folks is jealous of this guy. He would lick this man’s dick if it thought it would mean getting closer to Nikki’s vagina. The obsession you have with her is a little psychotic.

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Sam February 25, 2013 at 10:51 am

Will Folks is jealous of this guy. He would lick this man’s dick if it thought it would mean getting closer to Nikki’s vagina. The obsession you have with her is a little psychotic.

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Random House February 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Fuck-a-duck! Is there no end to the “names”? Those who have slept / are sleeping with Nikki Haley? And Will Folks, when the hell are you going to publish your book?

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Random House February 25, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Fuck-a-duck! Is there no end to the “names”? Those who have slept / are sleeping with Nikki Haley? And Will Folks, when the hell are you going to publish your book?

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Horace February 25, 2013 at 6:34 pm

BIG question: does Nikki Haley get plugged when she’s having her period? Does she stop for that? Does she stop for anything? Red lights? Emergency vehicles?

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Horace February 25, 2013 at 5:34 pm

BIG question: does Nikki Haley get plugged when she’s having her period? Does she stop for that? Does she stop for anything? Red lights? Emergency vehicles?

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Old Guy February 26, 2013 at 10:48 am

Isn’t all this and more going to be revealed in your book? Still can’t find it on Amazon.

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Old Guy February 26, 2013 at 9:48 am

Isn’t all this and more going to be revealed in your book? Still can’t find it on Amazon.

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