… OR … NOT
|| By FITSNEWS || She’s repeatedly said she’s not running for national office, but the “Nikki Haley for President” bandwagon (such as it is) rolls on. In fact an article discussing the national aspirations of South Carolina’s governor appeared on the NewsMax website this week.
The article briefly noted Haley “has been hinting at a possible run for the White House in 2016” before launching into “what five leading pundits are saying about the country’s youngest serving governor.”
Among these “leading pundits?” Will Folks, the founding editor of the website you are currently reading (who also happens to be Haley’s former advisor, ex-lover and harshest critic).
So … what did he have to say about Haley?
“She’s always been tough and very focused, and I think uniquely talented in her ability to focus on what needs to be done, and kind of ignore the rest,” Folks said, according to NewsMax’s Susan Pascal.
Wow … that’s incredibly complimentary. In fact one source sent Folks a text message complimenting him on his “tactful quote on Nikki.”
Others were less amused …
“Running back to your girl now that she got reelected?” another source emailed disapprovingly.
Here’s the thing, though … Folks never offered the quote that’s attributed to him.
In fact the quote attributed to him was actually offered by Haley’s top political advisor, Tim Pearson (for more on him, click HERE). Not only that, the NewsMax reporter didn’t even get the Pearson quote directly – it was lifted from this June 2014 piece written by Buzzfeed’s McKay Coppins.
And they say bloggers are lazy?
Anyway, were Folks contacted by the national media regarding Haley’s presidential aspirations, his quote would probably sound more like this …