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Nikki Haley’s Biggest Liability

Even when he was steering her into the upstairs bedroom of his downtown Columbia, S.C. townhouse, our founding editor never steered Nikki Haley wrong. (Ba doom … ching). For real, though. In less than a year’s time Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) turned an unknown, skittish state lawmaker into a…

Even when he was steering her into the upstairs bedroom of his downtown Columbia, S.C. townhouse, our founding editor never steered Nikki Haley wrong.

(Ba doom … ching).

For real, though. In less than a year’s time Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) turned an unknown, skittish state lawmaker into a limited government heroine and a legitimate statewide contender – as well as the undisputed, (then-)uncompromising leader of South Carolina’s reform movement (thanks in no small measure to sage advice like this).

Sic’s successor in the role of “Haley Svengali?” He’s been much less effective …

After the Memorial Day weekend fiasco involving the governor’s white supremacist campaign committeeman, it’s becoming abundantly clear what Haley’s biggest political liability is: Her “closet” advisor, Tim Pearson.

Let’s recap Pearson’s record, shall we?

After entering the 2010 gubernatorial election with a whopping 21-point lead over Democrat Vincent Sheheen, Pearson bumbled, stumbled and fumbled Team Haley to a thoroughly uninspiring four-point victory. In fact were it not for a surge of GOP straight ticket voters (a.k.a. the year of the “Tea Party”), Haley would have lost to Sheheen.

Having done his best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on the campaign trail, Pearson next assumed the role of Haley’s chief of staff in January 2011  – a disastrous twenty-month reign which resulted in Haley’s approval ratings literally falling off the map.

(If you wanna read more, here’s an exclusive insider report we filed during Pearson’s reign of incompetence).

Since Pearson’s departure, Haley’s new chief of staff Bryan Stirling has dramatically reduced her administration’s unforced errors – temporarily righting this sinking ship.

But now that attention is shifting away from Haley’s less-than-impressive record of governance and back onto politics (in anticipation of the 2014 gubernatorial election) – Pearson is once again taking center stage.

How’s “Timmy Time” doing?

Terribly … as usual. In fact as he’s done throughout his tenure, he’s turning what should have been minor, forgettable stories into much bigger problems for Haley. Like the whole white supremacist scandal that unspooled last weekend.

Seven days ago, this website exclusively obtained a Democratic memo documenting the “pure race” views held by one of Haley’s reelection steering committee chairmen. Within days, this revelation had become a minor scandal for Haley – with leading Democrats calling on her to remove this white supremacist from her committee.

Enter “Timmy Time …”

In a combative interview with The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper, Pearson not only refused to get rid of the man but he offered up this doozy of a quote:

The IRS thinks conservatives should be targeted for abuse, but Governor Haley does not.

Wait … huh?

Again … in what universe is white supremacy compatible with “conservative” ideology? And more to the point, in what universe is Nikki Haley a “conservative?”

Pearson’s brain dead, reactionary response fueled this otherwise forgettable story – forcing Haley’s campaign to eventually overrule him and get rid of the white supremacist (a.k.a. something it should have done immediately).

What’s driving this idiocy? Well, we know Pearson’s personal life is also a mess right now … with all sorts of rumors swirling about the root cause of his impending divorce. But it’s not like he was much of a strategist before that … with his only real experience prior to Haley coming as a member of the speechwriting staff of former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum.

Still, even if she wanted to (and there’s been no indication she wants to) Haley can’t fire Pearson. After all he played a central role in covering up at least one of her affairs – although to his credit he did express regret over the scorched earth strategy that Haley (successfully) employed in response to that scandal.

One thing is clear, though … with Pearson calling the shots, Haley’s reelection bid will continue misfiring.

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50 comments

jimlewisowb May 28, 2013 at 10:59 am

It is not my nature to be crass

However after reading your post several times there is only one logical conclusion

Either timmy has a bigger dick than you or his tongue is nicknamed Komoto

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CNSYD May 28, 2013 at 11:05 am

You beat me to it. Sic Willie is the “man” scorned.

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shifty henry May 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm

or “something” scorched………….

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Alex May 28, 2013 at 12:45 pm

hahahaha

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fitsnews May 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

pretty good OWB … pretty good.

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Joe May 30, 2013 at 7:27 am

Will, does Nikki prefer length or girth?

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jimlewisowb May 28, 2013 at 10:59 am

It is not my nature to be crass

However after reading your post several times there is only one logical conclusion

Either timmy has a bigger dick than you or his tongue is nicknamed Komoto

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CNSYD May 28, 2013 at 11:05 am

You beat me to it. Sic Willie is the “man” scorned.

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shifty henry May 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm

or “something” scorched., and he actually referred to her as “skittish”….. wow! Now I believe him….

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Alex May 28, 2013 at 12:45 pm

hahahaha

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fitsnews May 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

pretty good OWB … pretty good.

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Joe May 30, 2013 at 7:27 am

Will, does Nikki prefer length or girth?

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Duke May 28, 2013 at 11:06 am

Where is Stimulus? She really is a “stupid ugly bitch”!
Haley is a failure, d do nothing (except for her own bank account) legislator.
She should have NEVER been elected to anything!….period!

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Duke May 28, 2013 at 11:06 am

Where is Stimulus? She really is a “stupid ugly bitch”!
Haley is a failure, d do nothing (except for her own bank account) legislator.
She should have NEVER been elected to anything!….period!

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lowcorider May 28, 2013 at 11:22 am

Her clitoral itch: asset or liability. What say you Sic?

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Lowcorider May 28, 2013 at 11:22 am

Her clitoral itch: asset or liability. What say you Sic?

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thereallizardman May 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Perhaps she is into the chubby oafish type. Timmy actually lends credence to Billy’s yarns. But, regardless, it won’t matter that Not-So-Tiny Tim is incompetent and probably plain ole dumb. Nikki’s running as a Republican in a state that just sent Billy’s old boss – who, with the exception of someone who grew up eating horse burgers, no one seems to actually like or respect – back to DC and back on our dole simply because of the “R” beside his name. Oh, not to mention, a state that elected both the Wilsons, Lee Bright, Jim Demint, etc., etc. These people are fucking idiots. And it’s not that a Democrat would be less of an idiot, it’s that there should be a point at which you are willing to to try anything. Clearly, for the majority, that point does not exist.

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? May 28, 2013 at 9:47 pm

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” – Unattributed (not Einstein)

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thereallizardman May 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Perhaps she is into the chubby oafish type. Timmy actually lends credence to Billy’s yarns. But, regardless, it won’t matter that Not-So-Tiny Tim is incompetent and probably plain ole dumb. Nikki’s running as a Republican in a state that just sent Billy’s old boss – who, with the exception of someone who grew up eating horse burgers, no one seems to actually like or respect – back to DC and back on our dole simply because of the “R” beside his name. Oh, not to mention, a state that elected both the Wilsons, Lee Bright, Jim Demint, etc., etc. These people are fucking idiots. And it’s not that a Democrat would be less of an idiot, it’s that there should be a point at which you are willing to to try anything. Clearly, for the majority, that point does not exist.

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? May 28, 2013 at 9:47 pm

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” – Unattributed (not Einstein)

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Marie Harrison May 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Another huge liability is her family’s “business”, once the truth is known. What’s up with the temple foreclosure?

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shifty henry May 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Exactly – I’ve been waiting for Sic’s exclusive updates on the temple and exotica. What’s up?

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CNSYD May 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Coming the day after Wingo’s SAT, book on the affair, etc.

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fitsnews May 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

yes, yes … we just make up stuff left and right around here!

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Just saying May 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I thought it was called EXXotica?

Marie Harrison May 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Another huge liability is her family’s “business”, once the truth is known. What’s up with the temple foreclosure?

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shifty henry May 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Exactly – I’ve been waiting for Sic’s exclusive updates on the temple and exotica. What’s up?

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CNSYD May 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Coming the day after Wingo’s SAT, book on the affair, etc.

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fitsnews May 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

yes, yes … we just make up stuff left and right around here!

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Just saying May 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I thought it was called EXXotica?

Marie Harrison May 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Wasn’t she kicked out of the Lex. Rotary due to nonpayment of dues?

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Marie Harrison May 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Wasn’t she kicked out of the Lex. Rotary due to nonpayment of dues?

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Stimulus May 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

She is a stupid ugly bitch!

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Stimulus May 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

She is a stupid ugly bitch!

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Squishy123 May 28, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I fail to understand why you keep bragging about nailing some barely average looking woman.

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Sex worker May 28, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Thank you, Squishy123! I would kinda ebb the memories of those days…she’s getting harder to look at, especially in that manner to me. Rather Google some porn…

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Squishy123 May 28, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I fail to understand why you keep bragging about nailing some barely average looking woman.

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Sex worker May 28, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Thank you, Squishy123! I would kinda ebb the memories of those days…she’s getting harder to look at, especially in that manner to me. Rather Google some porn…

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Marie Harrison May 29, 2013 at 9:18 am

Yes, she definitely has lie-ability.

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Marie Harrison May 29, 2013 at 9:18 am

Yes, she definitely has lie-ability.

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Heather May 29, 2013 at 9:30 am

They won because they were in he right place at the right time. I don’t begrudge that as it has happened to us all at one time or another.

But that being said, never has a lower “class” of money grubbing, lying, high school sophomores raped this state in the name of “public service: than this crew. They make carpetbaggers look generous and friendly.

This bunch got by with it because Republicans will not stand up to her. Her tall tales about jobs created and taxes saved will not play well in the general as the Dems will point out the truth. I don’t know what will happen, but if there is such a thing as karma, they will all end up in jail.

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Marie Harrison May 29, 2013 at 9:39 am

But Nikki don’t look good in orange.

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Heather May 29, 2013 at 9:30 am

They won because they were in he right place at the right time. I don’t begrudge that as it has happened to us all at one time or another.

But that being said, never has a lower “class” of money grubbing, lying, high school sophomores raped this state in the name of “public service: than this crew. They make carpetbaggers look generous and friendly.

This bunch got by with it because Republicans will not stand up to her. Her tall tales about jobs created and taxes saved will not play well in the general as the Dems will point out the truth. I don’t know what will happen, but if there is such a thing as karma, they will all end up in jail.

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Marie Harrison May 29, 2013 at 9:39 am

But Nikki don’t look good in orange.

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Nelson May 29, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Garcia Quintana ignores his Heritage his “pure white blood” does not he knows that Spain was conquered by Arabs and moores. Most likely his ancestors in Cuba share that blood.

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Nelson May 29, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Garcia Quintana ignores his Heritage his “pure white blood” does not he knows that Spain was conquered by Arabs and moores. Most likely his ancestors in Cuba share that blood.

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Jeffrey Sewell May 29, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Objectively speaking Pearson’s record stands impressively on its own. Always true to yourself, you sit while you shout…

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Jeffrey Sewell May 29, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Objectively speaking Pearson’s record stands impressively on its own. Always true to yourself, you sit while you shout…

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9" May 30, 2013 at 1:04 am

The reason she and most other SC politicians are troubled: rectal fissures in they ass

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9" May 30, 2013 at 1:04 am

The reason she and most other SC politicians are troubled: rectal fissures in they ass

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