Skip to comments.Exclusive: E-mails between Sanford, woman
Posted on 06/24/2009 5:22:29 PM PDT by MindBender26
Below are excerpts of e-mails, obtained by The State newspaper in December, between Gov. Mark Sanford's personal e-mail account and Maria, a woman in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The State has removed the woman's full name and other personal details, including her address, e-mail address and children's names.
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 woman's two sons.
From Gov. Sanford, Date: Thursday, July 10, 2008, 12:24 a.m.
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 ofyour 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.
To sum it all up.... he is an idiot.
He must pal around with Edwards...
Is this a joke why would anyone have these emails and so quickly?
What crap is this? Now emails of a Republican are fair game. If that’s the case then I want to hear everything ozero says outside of the situation room. I want his chatting with what’s her name.
Do you know how his personal emails were made public?
The level of government corruption at every single level, is f-ing stunning...
While the country circles the drain, our so called leaders, are partying down in their celebrity like, perverted, corrupt lifestyles.
“Do you know how his personal emails were made public?”
If he was using a state computer, even if he was using a private account, they are the property of South Carolina. The Gov. can be “fired” for misuse of state property.
He is an idiot, but he’s one of ‘ours’ So I hope “we” drum him out of office
How did they get the emails?
The only reason I am believing these are real emails - the unbelievably stupid statements today by Sanford and his wife.
First you had Sanford half apologizing and half acting like asmitten teenager.
Then his wife issued a statement that he earned a second chance - not unusual but didn’t he just get back this morning???
That was some quick earning. I am confused.
Better keep beating your drums, as the corruption, lies, and lavish lifestyles of government employees and the elected elite are clearly endless.
Correction. They've been around for some time. Seems as if the affair is known about, just not reported about. From the article:
Below are excerpts of e-mails, obtained by The State newspaper in December
“The Gov. can be fired for misuse of state property.”
Now come on, THAT can’t be state property too! Next the state will have to show it to the press.
This happened in the late 1970’s; wait for a Godsend like Reagan.
Well now that makes sense. Not.
Did he travel under an assumed name? Federal crime.
He also committed treason. The email in which he declares “The South shall rise again!”
It seems as soon as people get a bit of power, the first thing they have to do is waste it with stupidity
Do we have Obamas emails?
Selective Service records?
At least he didn’t leave her to die in a car submerged in water.
“It seems as soon as people get a bit of power, the first thing they have to do is waste it with stupidity”
No hijacking, this thread was not about Obama.
Fergetit...Both parties in D.C. and government at most all local levels are beyond salvaging....The disgust and dishonor brought on by these political insiders, government employees, and party groupies is enough to make the citizens, just trying to survive their corruption, vomit.
Do I hear an Amen???
How did the media get these e-mails?
His bravery is reminiscent of Jim McGreevey.
You know the pathetic thing about people having affairs is that they are in this unrealistic bubble where they don’t recognize that their emotions appear over-inflated and adolescent to a rational third party. But because these things are supposedly a secret, there is no rational party to say, “You are acting like a fool”.
Well, it’s good this came to the surface.
Edwards has better hair.
The wife wasn’t just finding out about this today - apparently she has known for some time. I think he said in his press conference that they were working through it or something like that.
This would be why no one trusts the State Media.
Also, what a convenient name! "The State newspaper"
My bad :)
My bad :)
This guy coos like he’s dating on a to do list or something. On a positive note his wife gotta be hoping he learned a few things about romance.
And this is what month?
All these links lead back to the same source, which is, alas, not releasing a photo.
It would also be interesting to know exactly how they obtained the emails.
It should be clear to all, the government at all levels is simply out of control, with so-called elected leaders and government employees living celebrity like decadent life styles of dishonor and corruption.
These are all signs of a political cancer, and what is wrong with our system, as we continue to elect wealthy people, and insiders from politically connected backgrounds, who are in this for themselves.
Instead of working to help our country, these government parasites and elected officials people are flying all over the GD globe, looking for T&A and good times.
Do you know how his personal emails were made public?
I am going to don my rusty ESP hat.
Wife says husband kicked out of the house about 2 weeks ago.
These emails are two weeks old.
I’m getting a vision...I feel something..no, its a sound
I’m hearing a sound..
It sounds like a man...a young man...a teen...
with a southern accent...
two weeks ago I hear it...he’s yelling..
“MOM! LOOK WHAT IF FOUND ON DAD’S COMPUTER!”
Wow, and Mark Sanford was supposed to a Reform candidate or something.
Call me crazy.
I think these emails show a man that is torn. Deeply torn.
In love with another woman when he really doesn’t want to be.
I can’t hate the man. Its not like he threw the other woman under the bus and said it was just sex.
There are millions of women in this world who would love to get emails like he wrote his lover. (Not me)
Probably a hoax.....
“But Governor Sanfords team has failed to get ahead of a story that could become tabloid fodder. During Sanfords first gubernatorial campaign in 2002, an 8-year-old African-American girl wandered onto a Sanford family property on Ladys Island and drowned. A source close to the governor said she fell into a retaining pond. Her familys lawyer, Manning Smith, called it a pit. Other sources claim that Sanford, who owned a hydraulic excavator at the time, digs holes on his property to unwind. According to a source involved in the settlement, the governors insurance company paid the girls family around $300,000.
It’s all too convienent to have a personal story about Sanford using a backhoe be in an email.
Or, my vision might be faulty.
Those emails are 2weeks PLUS one year old.
Sorry for the false ESP reading.
The emails or the governors corrupt, decadent celebrity like lifestyle?
Mark Sanford’s next career will be writing romance novels.
He will make millions.
Man I really hope you’re wrong. I hope that the kids are as far away from this as possible, but that might be a pipe dream. Given that he blew off his kids on Father’s Day weekend to be with his slut- my blood begins to boil.
How can so many have been so wrong about this guy. He is my governor but I was never a big fan. He was always a big show boat, even if it meant showing up local Republicans over seeming minutia.
They're dated ...2008!!!!