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Nikki’s fink? Will Folks, a top S. Carolina political blogger (and former Mark Sanford staffer), admits he’s had affair with GOP frontrunner for governor (and Sarah Palin fave) Nikki Haley — but now she "categorically" denies it….. Sarah Palin sends her best wishes and urges Haley to ignore "lamestream media" and voters to avoid "liberal rag."….But danger for Haley (and Palin) is – -the blogger, who has a mixed record but claims to support Haley politically, says he came forward only because major media working on story. If pans out, that’s all, Folks….
Israel denies bombshell report in The Guardian (see below) that it offered nuclear weapons help to apartheid South Africa.
Remember when we brought you that over-the-top TV campaign spot from Alabama for Dale Peterson? And then the Funny or Die parody? Now there’s a hysterical mashup:
Better run, run, run away: David Byrne suing Charlie Crist for $1 million for using Talking Heads song "Road to Nowhere" in Florida campaign. Earlier, his opponent, Marco Rubio, had used Steve Miller’s "Take the Money and Run" and was sold to quit…Today is Bob Dylan’s 69th birthday. He still said it best about certain type of media back in 1965: "Something’s happenin here, but ya don’t know what it is, do ya, Mr. Jones?"
Ms. magazine with major probe just up on its site: "This exclusive in-depth investigative report on Scott Roeder, the murderer of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, questions whether he was really a ‘lone wolf.’ One-on-one interviews with Roeder along with extensive research have produced startling revelations about Roeder’s associations with justifiable homicide advocates in prevalent extremist groups like Army of God, and suggest that the threat of violence from anti-choice extremists is far from over."