Appearing on South Carolina’s WTMA radio this morning, gubernatorial hopeful Nikki Haley again denied the claim by blogger Will Folks that the two had an affair, and said without elaborating: “I will deal with this situation once this election is over.”
Haley was asked by the extremely friendly WTMA interviewer — who declared himself a Haley supporter and denounced Folks as a “smear merchant” — about the phone records Folks released today that show lengthy early-morning phone calls with Haley in 2007. She noted that Folks was working for her at the time as a political consultant and said she makes calls when work needs to get done.
“You ask any member of my staff, I work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” she said, adding later, “All he has shown is that we worked together.”
In the beginning of the interview, Haley again pointed the finger at unspecified enemies for being behind Folks’ claim of an affair. After a poll came out showing she was frontrunner, “they decided to do this.”
“Who is they?” the host asked.
“I think it will come out in due time as to who ‘they’ are,” Haley said.