Skip to comments.Sanford Emails
Posted on 06/24/2009 3:16:10 PM PDT by ArtyFO
Below are excerpts of e-mails, obtained by The State newspaper in December, between Gov. Mark Sanford and Maria, a woman in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The State has removed the womans full name and other personal details, including her address, e-mail address and childrens name.
Sanfords office Wednesday did not dispute the authenticity of the emails.
McClatchy special correspondent Angeles Mase visited the 14-story apartment building in Buenos Aires Wednesday where the woman lives, according to the emails, which included her address. The woman at the address answered to the name in the emails and, at first, agreed to speak to a visitor, but she declined after the visitor identified herself as a reporter.
The doorman at the building, shown a photograph of Sanford, said he did not recognize him. According to the doorman, the woman has two sons, one a teenager of driving age and the other younger. The emails refer to the womans two sons.
One, tomorrow leave at 5 a.m. for New York and meetings. Will think about you on its streets and wish I was going to be there later in the month when you are there. Tomorrow night back to Philadelphia for the start of the National Governor's Conference through the weekend. Back to Columbia for Tuesday and then on Wednesday, as I think I had told you, taking the family to China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Thailand and then back through Hong Kong on world wind tour. Few days home then to Bahamas for 5 days on a friends boat for the last break of the summer. The following weekend have been asked to spend it out in Aspen, Colorado with McCain - which has kicked up the whole VP talk all over again in the press back home ...
Two, mutual feelings .... You have a particular grace and calm that I adore. You have a level of sophistication that so fitting with your beauty. I could digress and say that you have the ability to give magnificent gentle kisses, or that I love your tan lines or that I love the curve of your hips, the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of the nights light - but hey, that would be going into sexual details ...
Three and finally, while all the things above are all too true - at the same time we are in a hopelessly - or as you put it impossible - or how about combine and simply say hopelessly impossible situation of love. How in the world this lightening strike snuck up on us I am still not quite sure. As I have said to you before I certainly had a special feeling about you from the first time we met, but these feelings were contained and I genuinely enjoyed our special friendship and the comparing of all too many personal notes ...
Lastly I also suspect I feel a little vulnerable because 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... 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.
From Maria, Wednesday, July 9, 2008 8:14 p.m.
As I told you I shouldn't have done this trip but I would have felt worst if I wouldn't have come because it was too over the date, he is a very nice guy, great heart ... but unfortunately I am not in love with him ... You are my love ... something hard to believe even for myself as it's also a kind of impossible love, not only because of distance but situation. Sometimes you don't choose things, they just happen... I can't redirect my feelings and I am very happy with mine towards you.
From Gov. Sanford, Tuesday, July 8, 1:42 a.m.
Got back an hour ago to civilization and am now in Columbia after what was for me a glorious break from reality down at the farm. No phones ringing and tangible evidence of a day's labors. Though I have started every day by 6 this morning woke at 4:30, I guess since my body knew it was the last day, and I went out and ran the excavator with lights until the sun came up. To me, and I suspect no one else on earth, there is something wonderful about listening to country music playing in the cab, air conditioner running, the hum of a huge diesel engine in the back ground, the tranquillity that comes with being in a virtual wilderness of trees and marsh, the day breaking and vibrant pink coming alive in the morning clouds - and getting to build something with each scoop of dirt.
Didn’t some South American DJ (male) carried out a funny joke on son of Fidel Castro, pretending to be socialist-loving hottie from Venezuela. They had hot IM and email conversations and DJ sent some fake pics.
Sanford does not seem to be too intelligent..I would not be surprised if the whole “hot email friend” was a scam or joke.
"World wind," Governor? Seriously?
"World wind," Governor? Seriously?
Nothing "snuck up" on you. It was not some "act of God" or nature or fate.
You were two scumbags who decided to break your vows to the people who committed themselves to you for life. You both sold out everybody who trusted you for a good orgasm.
“Deeply adored lover” ping.
He has sown the wind, and shall reap the whirlwind.
World wind? On top of being a lech with a socialist mindset, the guy is a moron.
Nice job, guv, admiring her tan lines and b00bs.
Do we really need this on FR? Just asking.
My only question would be how did this paper get these emails? Perhaps Rahm and his thugs using the executive power to spy on their opponents?
Does “Maria” even exist?
Uh, you DID go there, Mark. What an incredible, selfish ass he is. I hope the Mrs. kicks him to the curb.
He possibly also believes in whirled peas....
The locusts are about to descend on this woman’s doorstop.
He’s auditioning for Prince of Wales.
This is juicy.
Journalist can find all this information, but they can't find Obama’s certificate of live birth....
Wrong no man, write no woman.
Tough life. Poor baby. No wonder he felt the need to escape his miserable existence by having a fling.
Let's all cry for Mark Sanford.
Sanford is a dope. A slackjawed dope.
Nice setup, apparently there was no doubt where sanford was nor what he was doing......the “missing Governor” was all for show.
yep.........the lovey details of the emails. what a stupid idiot...wonder how long the dems had these?
Yeah.. pretty interesting.
LOL.....I saw that, too. funny
I saw this Governor on Fox about ten days ago being interviewed. He seemed shifty and very out of focus on the questions he was asked. While it wasn’t the first time I had seen him, I was the first time in the last four months.
I said to myself, this guy is off his meds, I couldn’t beleive that this is the fellow that everyone says is head and shoulders above Palin in qualifications.
I think I am going to keep on supporting the one that they love-to-hate. She just looks better and better.
You told me to wise up.
I told you he was a Rino.
I got a feeling that these emails were “released” by Sanford cause the real emails are between him and a man.
And it is tough to beat the line about her tan lines.
The timing is suspicious as well. Right when zero’s numbers are sinking and his support for socialized healthcare and capnsteal are on the rocks. If this paper had this info for this long someone was directing them to hold the information for an ‘opportune’ moment.
Uh, if they knew in December, were they cooperating with the governor in suppressing them? Were they waiting for orders from Rahm as to the timing of their release? Were they waiting for the inevitable slip-up so they could pounce?
Considering the date of the emails, we now know why Sanford was not chosen as VP.
And it is tough to beat the line about her tan lines.
Uh huh. I wonder if he let McCain know what was going on and that it would be a problem.
I'm there too.
My favorites are the "Republicans" who insist she isn't "electable" for some vague reason, like they make fun of her on SNL.
They're the same dopes who gave us the super-electable Maverick John McCain.
Hot damn! This boy's in love.
I agree. Regardless of how I feel about what the guy did, this is a huge invasion of his privacy. I’m appalled that the emails could be gotten and even moreso that they could be printed. And frankly, they don’t contain anything that important. We already know what he did. Sadly, his wife and kids will read these.
Many media outlets keep quiet about politician hankie pankie. They view such matters off limits. This story was more or less forced out of the open by Sanford’s Republican opponents in the state.
My only question would be how did this paper get these emails?
Freedom of Info Act....and damned quick, too.
RE: “ “World wind,” Governor? Seriously?”
Agree — if he wrote “world wind,” he’s an idiot!
Throw the bum out!
I forgot he was considered for McCain’s VP. What a freaking bloodbath that would have been...
Obviously Sanford knew these emails were about to be released. The local media has been sitting on them for five months. Who released them and why now?
Mrs. Sanford separate from the Governor two weeks ago I heard. So Marks campaign for President was over before it started.
I am fed up with people in the public eye who do not take their marriage vows seriously. He was a nut and she was too for going after a married man. I might as well add Jon and Kate to this, too. It seems the whole world has gone wacky. Do not get married if you have no intentions of keeping your vows to each other.
What a scum bag.
How do people like this get into elected office?
Freedom of info act? Were these on his official email? If so, what a dolt!
Hot damn! This boy's in heat.
There was probably some sort of blackmail/threat that if he didn’t admit the affair, the emails would go public. Wouldn’t surprise me if the emails/affair was used against him in the whole stimulus debate in SC.
Where does it say they were FOIA material? Why would a governor use state email systems for personal communications? Why not use a Yahoo account? lol