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The perfect Palin-Breitbart Conspiracy World theory

The perfect Palin-Breitbart Conspiracy World theory

Today in South Carolina politics:

Rumors are swirling based on rumors of rumors that Nikki Haley is going to be indicted for something she did or didn’t do almost a decade ago in connection with her family’s fundraising to build a Sikh Temple.  She denies any involvement.

Ed Kilgore at the liberal Washington Monthly mockingly predicts the reaction from the “Palin-Breitbart Conspiracy World” if Haley is indicted:

Haley prevailed in 2010. But you can only imagine the reaction if she is now taken down by the Obama administration Justice Department, temporarily distracted from its usual work of confiscating firearms, seeking to tie Haley to a non-Christian religion which she abandoned when she became a Methodist years ago.

Kilgore may be onto something.  If Haley is indicted, it was a conspiracy; if Haley is not indicted, it’s an attempted conspiracy.

It’s the perfect Palin-Breitbart Conspiracy World theory, just like the one about how George W. Bush would refuse to leave office at the end of his second term.


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Is this catty, pizzle-lipped Kilgore a theater critic and big fan of Broadway musicals?


    Please do not insult Sir Andrew (Lloyd-Weber), e.e.cummings, or felines (one of which is sitting in my lap as I type this). They all know the difference between cats and Ed “Katty” Kilgore.

Joan Of Argghh | March 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

Here’s a rumor: I blame Lindsey Graham for all of it. His good ol’ boy GOP Southern network has been furious with Ms. Haley’s rocking the boat. She makes attempts at gaining access, throws out a few trial balloons, makes a bit of noise– and they come roaring back with guns blazing.

Lindsey Graham, you will recall, was one of five turncoats who voted for Elena Kagan’s confirmation to SCOTUS even after knowing she falsified documents while she was the Solicitor General. He approved a liar outright. So yeah, he’s a real stand-up guy. . . for the DNC.

    From the Dem’s we had gossipy accusations of her being, adre I say it, a slut.

    From a fat-assed tool to the GOP establishment, we had that glorious moment when he publicly suggested that she couldn’t be trusted because we were, paraphrasing, “at war over there”.

    I remember sending a link to the latter to a Sikh a grew up with informing him of our apparent Secret War taking place in the Punjab province of India.

JimMtnViewCaUSA | March 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

I don’t know the answer…but someone asked if normally the IRS would bring an indictment. If so, does the fact that this is reportedly a DOJ operation call into question whether this is a political move?

    Ragspierre in reply to JimMtnViewCaUSA. | March 30, 2012 at 11:28 am

    The IRS does not prosecute. They hand stuff off to Justice for that, which a lot of times is really good, because the Justice people are a LOT more professional.

I can’t form an opinion until I see what my two personal thought gurus have to say about this.

Meghan McCain and Shoq Value.

Team Alinsky, keeps on, keepin’ on.

Those of sane mind, must counter with Breitbart/Jacobson/Reynolds/Levin, etc. etc. To not do so, means we lose.

There may or may not be anything to the rumors (as in so many cases, we don’t know the facts, yet), but, when I heard this yesterday, I thought of the way things are done in Chicago and had to question the timing:

Another theory for the cynical someone passed along: Haley’s was a loud voice in the battle with the NLRB over the new Boeing plant in South Carolina. Payback?

There are at least two aspects to this situation: there are the legalities, and there are the merits.

Even if an indictment is issued, how many resources would have been allocated to the case if Haley weren’t a public figure? How often are cases of this magnitude negotiated and settled without an indictment? Could this be trophy hunting at DOJ? Worse, could it be partisan trophy hunting?

I’m trying to keep an open mind, but I’ve read some sleazy stuff about SC politics…and afaic you have to go back at least to Nixon to find an administration as sleazy as Obama’s.

Midwest Rhino | March 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm

No wonder Holder has no time to testify truthfully about his gun running problems … he’s busy going after powerful minority women that join the wrong party.

Obama … using office solely to reward friends, and attack political enemies? Do Obama’s black theology forefathers (Bell, Wright, Farrakhan, etc.) hold a grudge against other “minorities”? They choose a Spanish speaking Hispanic (Zimmerman) as a key villain, now go after Haley (or her family), whose parents immigrated from India.

It’s a pre-emptive double play. The mere rumors may derail her being considered for VP (see: Herman Cain’s candidacy for President), and if she is nominated, then they can indict (with or without sufficient evidence to proceed to trial) to tarnish the whole ticket (see: Thomas Eagleton).

No, it had nothing to do with Graham, who has actually been trying to mend fences with the conservatives he’s ticked off for years. IRS issued a letter of non-prosecution some time ago, well over a year. It was always BS, and only shoddy journalists ran with it.

This was an anonymously sourced report on a blog by Logan Smith, a former local TV reporter. He has no significant track record of being in the loop for big stories or having well-placed sources. Whatever he gets, he is fed by someone who wants it out.

Haley is a reformer and the legislature hates that, it makes their normal business harder to conduct.