June 24th, 2009
03:56 PM ET
14 years ago

GOP candidate scrubs Sanford graphic from Web site

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley, a 2010 Republican gubernatorial hopeful and key ally of Mark Sanford in the state house, removed a large photo of Sanford from her campaign Web site on Wednesday just hours before the governor admitted to an extramarital affair.

Since mid-May, Haley's Web site featured a banner-like photo of the governor. Below the picture was a quote from Sanford describing Haley "a terrific and inspiring choice as governor."

While Sanford hasn't formally endorsed a candidate in next year's crowded GOP primary, Haley is widely thought to be his top choice.

Just before noon on Wednesday, the entire graphic was scrubbed from the site. Neither Haley nor her aides responded when asked about the quick re-design.

Filed under: Mark Sanford • Nikki Haley
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. LacrosseMom

    Funny......... how quickly people are thrown under the bus!

    Warning: we all live in glass houses, the GOP needs to be cautious about their habitual judging and condemning!

    June 24, 2009 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  2. Steph

    She wasn't in Argentina recently was she? OK, I'm sorry. I know that was bad, but I couldn't help myself!

    June 24, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  3. dustin

    haha was she hoping no one would notice.

    June 24, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  4. Lorna, PA

    Rats are quick as the devil aren't they to get out of a burning building or jump off a slowly sinking ship......

    June 24, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  5. Middle man

    I wonder how the mistress feels.

    June 24, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. Texas Teacher

    WHOA! *LOL* Immediate Action.... I like that! *LOL* These holier than thou Republicans are being brought out of the closet... or should I say adultry bed.... faster than I can blink an eye! *LOL* Repubs and Dems better watch their back sides..... "someone" is watching!! @@

    June 24, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  7. tom

    Republicans I have a message ... come out, come out where ever you are!

    June 24, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  8. whatoexpectfromGOP

    Those are the people who preach like they are better people with high morals and yet the are getting busted one after another. GOP's are false christians who use GOD to advance their political carrier by diminizing the liberals for being open and honest. GOD bless the democrats, I do not know what America will do with out you.

    June 24, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  9. Mr. Magic

    Just like a repunk! They are your friends untill the world hates you...and when you need a friend the most they are never there...doesn't sound too friendly does it?

    June 24, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  10. Loren in CA

    "We are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia."

    George Orwell would be proud.

    June 24, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  11. Patty

    Note to Conservative Republicans (ie Palin, McCain, Sanford, Ensign.....)

    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

    June 24, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  12. BJs65

    Yep – another casulty from the "Party of God" I love it when these hypocrites get exposed.

    June 24, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  13. Abby

    Fair Weather Friend 🙂

    June 24, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  14. Gasman

    Let's hope that Sanford's new found status as maxima personae non grata among SC Republicans will help him to decide to do the only honorable thing left for him in his career: RESIGN.

    June 24, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  15. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    The trampling has begun. Sanford is lucky. At least he remains the governor. Spitzer went through way more hell than him and Ensign. By the way, he(Spitzer) may have disgraced himself, but he was a way better governor than Mark Sanford. I know my fellow New Yorkers miss him.

    June 24, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  16. RepubliKLANs Are Plain Stupid

    Americans would do themselves a lot of good by scrubbing the GOP party of hate & bigotry from their lives permanently!!!!

    June 24, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  17. DL

    Here we go again....another one from the party of "Do as we say, Not as we do" gets busted. These guys should seriously clean up their own "backyards" before trying to force their 'moral righteousness' on the rest of us.

    June 24, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  18. Marc , from Crawford ,TX

    too funny ! I wonder how somehow Rushie Scum/bag Limbaugh will find a way to put this one on our President. ! What happened to the whole Republican brotherhood?

    June 24, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    "I wonder how the mistress feels."

    Who gives a crap? She's not blameless here either...and that's a fact, jack.

    June 24, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  20. Neilz

    Now that's got to be some collateral damage.

    June 24, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  21. Ray Sims

    There's no smoke without a fire goes the saying, the very moment a wife abandoned her wifely role; a supporting role, a shoulder for her man to cry on, a reassured tone of love and support, the man's hearts starts to wonders to open and willing hands of another woman, even a total stranger. Married woman often forget to show a simple affection to their husband, thinking his manly enough. Big mistake, who does'nt need love??? A long hugs, doing something to show how much you love him and how much he meant to you will boost his ego, husbands, mens are like babies: They need nurturing, cares,affection at any age, it does not matter how long you've been married. It's means a lot to a man. Men generally will not show it that they need affection, but will not reject it if you show it. Therefore, until women folks, ladies understand this critical basic fundamental, this story of extramarital affairs will continue again and again and again and the next person may be you.

    June 24, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  22. Jon

    How is Sandford a hypocrite? I don't recall him throwing stones and preaching about fidelity. Dems need to move beyond the social and culture wars of the late 90s and early 2000s...its old news especially when you're screaming that GOP is the party of God while Obama is running up deficits and socializing health care. Jeez, get a grip...

    June 24, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  23. bill

    "Don't cry for me Argentina!"

    June 24, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  24. Peter (CA)

    Abandon ship! Abandon ship!

    June 24, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |