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Sanford, lover carried on a romantic e-mail exchange
Mcclatchy ^ | 6/24/09 | John O'Connor

Posted on 06/24/2009 3:13:33 PM PDT by pissant

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford carried on a lively e-mail exchange with his lover in Buenos Aires, praising her "gentle kisses," her tan lines and the "curve of your hips," according to copies of the e-mails given to McClatchy's The State newspaper.

The newspaper posted excerpts on its Web site, after removing the woman's full name and other personal details, including her street address, e-mail address and children's names.

In the e-mails, Sanford recounted his schedule, including a meeting with Sen. John McCain, then the Republican nominee for president. In that e-mail, Sanford told his lover, who The State identified only as "Maria," that the visit had sparked discussion of Sanford as a possible vice presidential candidate.

He also hinted at the emotional struggle his sexual relationship with the woman was causing him. "This is ground I have never certainly never covered before - so if you have pearls of wisdom on how we figure all this out please let me know," Sanford wrote. "In the meantime please sleep soundly knowing that despite the best efforts of my head my heart cries out for you, your voice, your body, the touch of your lips, the touch of your finger tips and an even deeper connection to your soul."

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Probably not the wisest thing to be using the State's computer for this
1 posted on 06/24/2009 3:13:33 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
He was using his official email?

Sanford should just resign and save everyone the trouble.

2 posted on 06/24/2009 3:17:22 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: pissant

Does anyone remember the good old days when you were a sleazebag you slunk away in shame and stayed away from decent people?

This is why.

Do we need to know every sleazy detail of this jerk and his wife’s intimate life?

Just GO AWAY


3 posted on 06/24/2009 3:17:40 PM PDT by Mr. K (physically unabel to proofreed (<---oops))
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To: pissant

“”In the meantime please sleep soundly knowing that despite the best efforts of my head my heart cries out for you, your voice, your body, the touch of your lips, the touch of your finger tips and an even deeper connection to your soul.”

Since his career is in the toilet, he can now become a romance novelist.....


4 posted on 06/24/2009 3:18:23 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: justlurking

Actually his wife should kick his ass and save everyone else the trouble.


5 posted on 06/24/2009 3:19:05 PM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: pissant
Sanford, lover carried on a romantic e-mail exchange

"You Big Dummy!"

6 posted on 06/24/2009 3:20:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: pissant

He needs to move to Argentina for the next ten years.


7 posted on 06/24/2009 3:20:34 PM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Kimmers

Harlequin Romance has found a new writer.


8 posted on 06/24/2009 3:21:36 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

His poor wife. He’d have been kinder to cut her heart out with a dull knife.


9 posted on 06/24/2009 3:22:09 PM PDT by Valpal1 (Always be prepared to make that difference.)
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To: trumandogz

ping


10 posted on 06/24/2009 3:22:38 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: dfwgator

Good one. I concur.


11 posted on 06/24/2009 3:23:50 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: rabscuttle

Rabs, I think your guy has given up on seeking the presidency.


12 posted on 06/24/2009 3:24:21 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Kimmers

“Since his career is in the toilet, he can now become a romance novelist.....”

What about Prince of Wales...or is that Wails?


13 posted on 06/24/2009 3:24:31 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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So where are the people who said Sanford was attacked by a wild seductress? It seems he was a big instigator of this sordid affair.


14 posted on 06/24/2009 3:24:34 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: pissant
In the last few days, we've had John Ensign (who was contemplating a presidential run in 2012), and Mark Sanford (who has been suggested as a presidential contender), both take themselves out of contention, in the same way.

I think it's a safe bet that we won't get this kind of surprise from Sarah Palin. I wonder what Huckabee's got in store for us.

15 posted on 06/24/2009 3:32:55 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: pissant

Do you really think the paper only got access to these emails after the story broke?

Or have they been holding them, waiting until Mr. Sanford did his next disappearing act.

In any case, Sanford is most definitely not presidential material.


16 posted on 06/24/2009 3:34:32 PM PDT by Valpal1 (Always be prepared to make that difference.)
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To: pissant
I am flabbergasted that in 2009, a Governor would send and receive emails like this from/to ANY of his email addresses, never mind his government email address. Sanford should resign immediately. His judgment is as poor as his character.
17 posted on 06/24/2009 3:40:58 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: pissant
I am flabbergasted that in 2009, a Governor would send and receive emails like this from/to ANY of his email addresses, never mind his government email address. Sanford should resign immediately. His judgment is as poor as his character.
18 posted on 06/24/2009 3:41:03 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: pissant

What a sleazebag.

He portrays himself as the victim.


19 posted on 06/24/2009 3:44:49 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: pissant

Well, that was more information than I wanted to know about Sanford’s love affair. At least it was with a woman.


20 posted on 06/24/2009 3:51:30 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pissant

Women cause guys to do some wacky things...


21 posted on 06/24/2009 3:52:03 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: utahagen

(his judgement had problems last year)

http://www.globalwarming.org/2008/10/07/yes-even-sanford/

Yes, Even Sanford

by Paul Chesser, Climate Strategies Watch

October 07, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

Paul Chesser, Climate Strategies Watch

You’ve got to wonder if there’s any room for climate sanity left in governance and politics if a man recognized as one of the most conservative governors in America has bought into global warming alarmism. That’s what has happened with Gov. Mark Sanford in South Carolina, who last year created the Climate, Energy, and Commerce Advisory Committee to gin up some plans (extracted from the ideas of the Center for Climate Strategies) to cut down on carbon emissions in the state. You might think that Sanford did so as a political nod to the environmentalists in his state, but his executive order (PDF) that created CECAC reflected a passionate tone:

For the last twenty years of my life, I have seen the ever-so-gradual effects of rising ocean levels at our farm in Beaufort County. In some cases, it’s been watching pine trees die in that fragile zone between uplands and salt marsh; in other cases it’s meant finding roots in areas that would never grow a tree, given the current salt water levels. While I understand very clearly the debate on whether or not these events come as a result of man’s activity — or just the effects of nature taking its course - I’ve had other personal experiences that strongly suggest to me that man is having an impact on the environment. The last time I was in Beijing on a trade trip, we happened to be there on a bad smog day. When I went outside I could see no more than a quarter of a mile and my eyes watered.

(more at link)


22 posted on 06/24/2009 3:55:02 PM PDT by roses of sharon (We must get a grip on what we can, and hold on. Hold on with energy, imagination, and ferocity)
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To: pissant
Come on, ladies. Don't deny it. You'd sell your firstborn child to get a romantic email from this stud muffin:


23 posted on 06/24/2009 4:00:11 PM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: 2banana

No, MEN cause themselves to do whacky things.


24 posted on 06/24/2009 4:07:45 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: pissant

Sanford conducted a “World Wind” presidential campaign.


25 posted on 06/24/2009 4:11:32 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: pissant
There will be more to come shortly ... the hyenas will lining up outside her door.


26 posted on 06/24/2009 4:13:48 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Sounds like Miss Argentine was in a serious relationship too. This ain’t the exclusive territory of men.


27 posted on 06/24/2009 4:14:09 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: utahagen

Just another jerk letting his one-eyed trouser worm do his thinking for him. Why people risk losing everything over a simple piece of a$$ is beyond me.


28 posted on 06/24/2009 4:18:09 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: trumandogz

What a fool....

“Stay away from her! Don’t go near the door of her house! If you do, you will lose your honor and will lose to merciless people all you have achieved. Strangers will consume your wealth, and someone else will enjoy the fruit of your labor. In the end you will groan in anguish when disease consumes your body. You will say, ‘How I hated discipline! If only I had not ignored all the warnings! Oh, why didn’t I listen to my teachers? Why didn’t I pay attention to my instructors? I have come to the brink of utter ruin, and now I must face public disgrace.’” Proverbs 5

but if he were a Dem, it would not be as big of an issue. :-)


29 posted on 06/24/2009 4:23:07 PM PDT by applpie
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To: pissant
"In the meantime please sleep soundly knowing that despite the best efforts of my head my heart cries out for you, your voice, your body, the touch of your lips, the touch of your finger tips and an even deeper connection to your soul."

A real honey dripper, this guy is. Sounds like the kind of embarrassing drivel a high school boy would write.
30 posted on 06/24/2009 4:33:48 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: applpie

You mean like the media did not make a big deal out of Spitzer?


31 posted on 06/24/2009 4:33:58 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Mr. K
I agree just go away and take all the other sleaze-bags including our infamous Demos with you!!!
32 posted on 06/24/2009 4:47:57 PM PDT by macdougal
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To: Lizavetta

Post #23 LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL


33 posted on 06/24/2009 5:09:46 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: 2banana
Women cause guys to do some wacky things...

Great to see a "man" exercising self-control....
34 posted on 06/24/2009 6:03:55 PM PDT by FemmePatriot
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To: pissant

Any pics of the mistress yet? I’m picturing her as looking like Salma Hayek. For her it is worth destroying your family and career.


35 posted on 06/24/2009 6:38:47 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ("They spent a trillion dollars on a guess?" ---Astute DUmmie observation)
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To: pissant

Sanford needs to resign. If he can’t be faithful to his wife...he shouldn’t be governor of any state.


36 posted on 06/24/2009 6:43:40 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: mass55th; Clemenza
Just another jerk letting his one-eyed trouser worm do his thinking for him. Why people risk losing everything over a simple piece of a$$ is beyond me.

Maybe we should see what his mistress looks like. Argentinian (and Uruguayan) women are generally quite attractive.

37 posted on 06/24/2009 6:43:44 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ("They spent a trillion dollars on a guess?" ---Astute DUmmie observation)
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To: pissant

I tire of the “woman made me do it” asinine comments. If you can’t control your !@$#@ that’s your problem.


38 posted on 06/24/2009 6:45:46 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: pissant

Anyone this stupid needs to be run out of office.


39 posted on 06/24/2009 6:46:14 PM PDT by Double Tap
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To: PJ-Comix

I was wondering when the “guilty-not guilty” mindset from the child-molestor threads would spread over here.


40 posted on 06/24/2009 6:48:47 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: PJ-Comix
"Maybe we should see what his mistress looks like. Argentinian (and Uruguayan) women are generally quite attractive."

She has to be blind then, because he's no looker.

41 posted on 06/24/2009 6:56:45 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Just about every guy out there has the same thought as me. What does she look like? We just gotta KNOW!!!


42 posted on 06/24/2009 6:57:21 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ("They spent a trillion dollars on a guess?" ---Astute DUmmie observation)
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To: mass55th
She has to be blind then, because he's no looker.

He made up for it with a dull personality.

43 posted on 06/24/2009 6:58:34 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ("They spent a trillion dollars on a guess?" ---Astute DUmmie observation)
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To: Valpal1
His poor wife. He’d have been kinder to cut her heart out with a dull knife.

And leave his 4 kids with out a mother.

Fu*kin jerk

44 posted on 06/24/2009 7:29:51 PM PDT by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: 2banana
Women cause guys to do some wacky things...

Well , no men's Obsession over women, will cause us to do wacky things.

I can provide examples if required. Mine in fact.

45 posted on 06/24/2009 7:38:33 PM PDT by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: pissant

He deserves everything he’s getting.


46 posted on 06/24/2009 8:16:01 PM PDT by ellery (It's a free country.)
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To: ellery

Except having his emails posted to the media. That is more tawdry than the emails themselves, and criminal too, I would think.


47 posted on 06/24/2009 8:17:04 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

I think it depends. If he wrote and sent them on government-owned computers, it may be law that the emails belong to the public. In that case, Sanford has no one to blame but himself. I don’t know that to be a fact, though — looks like there’s a lot more to this story that we’ll be hearing about for the next three weeks.


48 posted on 06/24/2009 9:04:26 PM PDT by ellery (It's a free country.)
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To: ellery

You could be right. But I’ve heard enough of this story already. The good news is there will be one less faction on FR pretending their guy is a better conservative than Hunter for 2012. LOL


49 posted on 06/24/2009 9:08:59 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

I was gearing up to be one of those people. :) I still say Sanford’s record of fiscal conservatism blows Hunter’s out of the water...but no need to argue about that at this point. In my view that rat b@stard Sanford is reckless, irresponsible, and not fit for public office.


50 posted on 06/24/2009 9:28:36 PM PDT by ellery (It's a free country.)
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