Dispatches from the Creation Wars

The website founded by the guy who claims to have had an affair with Nikki Haley, “family values” candidate for governor in South Carolina, has released the first series of text messages from various people involved in the situation. And while they don’t prove the allegations at this point (they promise more is to come), they paint a pretty clear picture of a panicked campaign trying to cover up an affair.

At no point in any of those messages does anyone say, “Hey, why are you making this stuff up about an affair with Haley?” Instead it is treated as something they’ve all known because Haley and Folks (the journalist in the affair) had each told several people about it, and something that has to be buried so it doesn’t affect her chances in the election. There’s a lot of smoke here; I’m betting there’ll be fire soon.