South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said on Tuesday that an allegation against a Republican gubernatorial candidate by a Columbia blogger, who also was his first press secretary, is an evil brand of politics as usual.
Sanford said that he doesn't believe blogger Will Folks' claim that he had an inappropriate physical relationship with Nikki Haley.
The term-limited Republican governor, who saw his political prospects destroyed after disappearing for days last year and admitting to an affair with an Argentine woman, said that it is the silly season in politics with primaries next Tuesday.
The governor would not say whom he thinks is behind the allegations.
Haley has denied any inappropriate relationship with Folks.