Graham, Haley Staffers: Don’t “Like” Sic’s Kids

Our founding editor is insufferable.  “An equal opportunity asshole,” as one GOP consultant once put it.  You can count the number of Christmas card lists he makes on one hand – and the number of politicos who publicly acknowledge his existence on the other. Such derision is to be expected,…

Our founding editor is insufferable.  “An equal opportunity asshole,” as one GOP consultant once put it.  You can count the number of Christmas card lists he makes on one hand – and the number of politicos who publicly acknowledge his existence on the other.

Such derision is to be expected, though.  This website consistently – often impolitely – calls out the powerful individuals and interests representing South Carolina’s failed status quo.  And it turns out people don’t like it all that much when their hypocrisy is exposed.

In fact staffers for South Carolina’s two most powerful politicians – U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Gov. Nikki Haley – have reportedly forbidden employees and volunteers from “liking” anything Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) posts on his Facebook page, including pictures of his adorable family.

“Your kids are SO beautiful!!!!” one Haley volunteer texted us recently. “Wish I could ‘like’ the pics you posted but I’ve been told I cannot do that.”


According to the volunteer Haley’s political director Kurt Pickhardt – the architect of Haley’s less-than-impressive 2014 reelection kickoff event – specifically instructed her to stop “liking” (and commenting on) pictures of our founding editor’s children.

Previously, multiple sources have confirmed to FITS that Pickhardt instructed them and other volunteers not to share content from FITSNews on their social media accounts – or risk losing their positions with Team Haley.

Meanwhile a staffer for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham tells FITS one of his colleagues was recently called out at a campaign meeting for commenting on a picture of Folks’ children – although he declined to identify the staffer in question (or give us their position with the campaign).

Ridiculous, huh?

We take efforts like this – and efforts by state agencies to block our website – as badges of honor.  It means we’re under their skin – which is where precisely we’re going to stay so long as they keep playing fast and loose with your liberties (and your tax dollars).

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southmauldin December 26, 2013 at 2:45 pm

If this doesn’t show the pettiness of the Governess, nothing will. What a bitch.
As far as Graham goes, he’s a drama queen. However, in his own words, “I ain’t gay”.
I did think Haley posting on FB about the gun she got for Christmas was a pathetic pander for votes, but it works well in this state for some reason.

Buford Pusser December 26, 2013 at 3:11 pm

+5 on the gun post, does she ever do anything for any reason other than political gain?

Someone should point out that she was gifted a Beretta (made in Maryland or Italy) instead of supporting the local shop, FNH USA. ALL the FNH USA handguns are,with the exception of the five-seveN, made right here in Columbia SC.

southmauldin December 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Buford, I appreciated your effort to clean up McNairy County. Yeah, I remember her visiting FN and all of those tough-girl pictures of her firing their weapons. What pandering horseshit.

Smirks December 26, 2013 at 6:26 pm

How much does a handgun cost, a few hundred dollars? Cheap campaigning. Hell, I bet it’s used.

southmauldin December 27, 2013 at 5:38 am

What kind of Beretta was it, a TomCat?

Smirks December 26, 2013 at 6:25 pm

The dumb clod hasn’t done jack shit for gun owners but she sure will gloat about her CWP and take pictures of guns or her holding guns to get the red meat out to the moron masses who fall for this shit.

southmauldin December 26, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Just go to her FB page and see all of the sycophants fawning all over her. And try to post something derogative and it will be scrubbed. BTW, hope you had a Merry Christmas, Smirks.

shifty henry December 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm

“the gun she got for Christmas ”
Nikki finally remembered Shifty Henry — and it proves that she does read Fitsnews……

Frank Pytel December 26, 2013 at 2:56 pm


No Respect for Authoritah.

shifty henry December 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Thanks for the reminder. Shifty is going to watch one of his favorite videos about the adorable — MALL COP!

bill December 26, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Pickhardt is petty and not very bright

Kurts Sister December 27, 2013 at 5:41 am

I swear thats Kurts nose on the little one. Ho Ho Ho….l

Manray December 26, 2013 at 5:21 pm

It is, in fact, a badge of honor. I have written it before and do so again: she is renominated and wins in November. To quote the immortal Walt Kelly — “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

dwb619 December 26, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Face Book, a web site for “adults” to brag, preen, and carp like a bunch of snot-nosed teenagers.

TontoBubbaGoldstein December 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm

TBG LIKES this comment.

dwb619 December 26, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Thank you, thank you very much.
my tribute to Elvis.

10s of Millions To Revolt December 26, 2013 at 8:01 pm

We have long known that Lindsey Graham himself accesses this website, if not his staffers who report back to him. And with that said, I have this to say >>>> FUCK YOU, Graham. YOU and Your staff suck. People all across this nation are calling you a lawless bipolar rogue who has a fetish for men and men only. You must like it up your rear, eh boy?

Dickhardt December 26, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Kurt used to be cool. Remember him from the college days. Nice guy. Then he got drafted to a presidential farm team and his ego grew larger than his eyebrows ever will.

Very anonymous lawyer December 26, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Neither Sen Graham or Governor Haley hate Fits as much as Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal. She forbid her staff and anyone in the judiciary to look at years ago. I was in another lawyer’s office a few weeks ago and someone who works in the Supreme Court building called him to check Fitsnews and read this person exactly what a story against (read as the truth about) the Queen said. She HATES this site. Hahaha, Jean, Your ride is about over. McConnell and Leatherman are quietly releasing their friends in the PeeDee and in Charleston to vote for Pleicones.

Mike at the Beach December 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm

I have no idea, but I sure hope you’re right about the previously locked up votes getting an early release…

What!?! December 26, 2013 at 9:36 pm

If true, this is crazy about team Haley – FITS’s and Team Haley’s well coordinated release of Folks’ alleged affair with Haley slug shot her to the forefront and ultimate victory in the Republican Gov Primary. I guess he’s either too new to realize this, or is keeping up the guise of “disgust” w/FITS…

euwe max December 26, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Crawling within the walls of the internet… the constant, distant scratching and gnawing… weakening the infrastructure… opening holes through which the astute observer can see the *outside*…

A word, a hint – the taste of the spark of consciousness… stirring memories of past instantaneous glimpses… as in a dream… is this what enlightenment is? How do I find more of this?

a community of such people…. awake and learning – emanating vibrations into the ether.. they pass through quickly, laying down a solid beam of light…

follow the white rabbit – it’s you.

If you don’t seek, you can’t find. No one will tell you where it is.

miss suzanne December 27, 2013 at 3:02 pm

She needs to be concerned with her own children. If her parenting skills are like her governing skills, then I feel sorry for the kids.

Jesus H. Christ! December 27, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Somebody call the waaaahhhmbulance for Folks.

GrandTango December 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm

I heard the Jewish people are not allowed to “like” Hitler’s website…So what’s the Big Effin’ Deal???
I bet Harpo, Sheheen and all the dems just LOVE FITS kids. You are their dog…and you don’t fool anyone.

shifty henry December 28, 2013 at 8:41 am

What happened? Did Sic Willie forget to renew the restraining order against you?

GrandTango December 28, 2013 at 9:26 am

So you want to use law enforcement to silence words you don’t like against your idols…You may admit it…but you think VERY much like a NAZI, Communist or the Obama Administration…

If you are afraid that someone can define you accurately…you might better look at your behavior, and maybe make some changes, if you are offended…

It’s ignorant $#!*s like you, who vote, who are responsible for the mess we’re in …

Tetley December 27, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I question the judgment of any parent who posts pictures of his children on the Internet- especially when the family can easily be identified, such as on social media-.and *more* especially, if there are likely to be individuals out there who may hold a grudge against said parent. But then again, that’s just me.

ElwoodBlues December 30, 2013 at 6:33 am

What does it matter if they “like” pictures of your children?


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