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Exclusive: E-mails between Sanford, woman
The State Newspaper, Columvia, SC ^

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.

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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 friend’s 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 night’s 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.”

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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.”

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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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: adultery; argentina; calloprah; email; maria; marksanford; sanford; whocares
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There is some very basic truths in posting this on FR under "Foreigh Affairs...."

To sum it all up.... he is an idiot.

1 posted on 06/24/2009 5:22:29 PM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

He must pal around with Edwards...


2 posted on 06/24/2009 5:26:17 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: MindBender26

Is this a joke why would anyone have these emails and so quickly?


3 posted on 06/24/2009 5:27:33 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: MindBender26

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.


4 posted on 06/24/2009 5:27:39 PM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: MindBender26

Do you know how his personal emails were made public?


5 posted on 06/24/2009 5:27:42 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: MindBender26

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.


6 posted on 06/24/2009 5:27:47 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: MindBender26
This isn't "Exclusive".

It's also posted here, and here.

;-)

7 posted on 06/24/2009 5:28:41 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: MindBender26
I know there are folks that want to read these, and get some thrill from the peek into others lives.

But like emails from Bubba J, the text messages between the senator and the page, et al: I wish they'd drop this sort of "reporting".
8 posted on 06/24/2009 5:29:02 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: HollyB

“Do you know how his personal emails were made public?”
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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.


9 posted on 06/24/2009 5:29:14 PM PDT by awake-n-angry
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To: MindBender26

He is an idiot, but he’s one of ‘ours’ So I hope “we” drum him out of office


10 posted on 06/24/2009 5:29:20 PM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: MindBender26

How did they get the emails?


11 posted on 06/24/2009 5:29:43 PM PDT by Mercat ("Offered the worldÂ’s biggest carrot, Khamenei took it and used it as a stick")
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To: MindBender26
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 ..

She must be good looking if he has to pull the VP card.
12 posted on 06/24/2009 5:31:02 PM PDT by BinaryBoy
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To: MindBender26

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.


13 posted on 06/24/2009 5:31:15 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: SoftballMominVA
He is an idiot, but he’s one of ‘ours’ So I hope “we” drum him out of office

Better keep beating your drums, as the corruption, lies, and lavish lifestyles of government employees and the elected elite are clearly endless.

14 posted on 06/24/2009 5:32:38 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Williams
Is this a joke why would anyone have these emails and so quickly?

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

15 posted on 06/24/2009 5:32:41 PM PDT by fso301
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To: awake-n-angry

“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.


16 posted on 06/24/2009 5:33:03 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: dragnet2
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


It's a good thing he paid for the trip(s) to Argentina out of his own money.

He did...didn't he?
17 posted on 06/24/2009 5:33:08 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: dragnet2

This happened in the late 1970’s; wait for a Godsend like Reagan.


18 posted on 06/24/2009 5:33:29 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (A woman will be the next President; I hope it's Palin instead of HRC.)
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To: fso301

Well now that makes sense. Not.


19 posted on 06/24/2009 5:33:47 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: novemberslady

Did he travel under an assumed name? Federal crime.


20 posted on 06/24/2009 5:33:52 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

He also committed treason. The email in which he declares “The South shall rise again!”


21 posted on 06/24/2009 5:35:02 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: dragnet2

It seems as soon as people get a bit of power, the first thing they have to do is waste it with stupidity


22 posted on 06/24/2009 5:35:40 PM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: MindBender26

Do we have Obamas emails?

BC?

Medical records?

School records?

Selective Service records?

Tax records?


23 posted on 06/24/2009 5:36:16 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I swear by my life & my love of it, that I will never buy U.S.made goods again!- In Galts Vallley!)
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To: dragnet2

At least he didn’t leave her to die in a car submerged in water.


24 posted on 06/24/2009 5:36:16 PM PDT by animal172 (Disgusted in Tennessee)
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To: SoftballMominVA

“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.


25 posted on 06/24/2009 5:36:53 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Finalapproach29er
This happened in the late 1970’s; wait for a Godsend like Reagan.

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.

26 posted on 06/24/2009 5:37:48 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

Do I hear an Amen???


27 posted on 06/24/2009 5:38:35 PM PDT by animal172 (Disgusted in Tennessee)
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To: MindBender26

How did the media get these e-mails?


28 posted on 06/24/2009 5:39:08 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: MindBender26
I, for one, look forward to his uplifting tell-all book and appearance on Oprah.

His bravery is reminiscent of Jim McGreevey.

29 posted on 06/24/2009 5:39:45 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: tongue-tied

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.


30 posted on 06/24/2009 5:40:02 PM PDT by Pinetop
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To: Dallas59

Edwards has better hair.


31 posted on 06/24/2009 5:41:27 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: MindBender26

He’s toast!!


32 posted on 06/24/2009 5:42:01 PM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Williams

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.


33 posted on 06/24/2009 5:42:31 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: Williams
Below are excerpts of e-mails, obtained by The State newspaper in December,

This would be why no one trusts the State Media.

Also, what a convenient name! "The State newspaper"

34 posted on 06/24/2009 5:43:04 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Williams

My bad :)


35 posted on 06/24/2009 5:44:49 PM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: Williams

My bad :)


36 posted on 06/24/2009 5:44:53 PM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: MindBender26

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.


37 posted on 06/24/2009 5:47:42 PM PDT by swheats (He who covers his sin wont prosper.)
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To: fanfan

And this is what month?


38 posted on 06/24/2009 5:47:56 PM PDT by animal172 (Disgusted in Tennessee)
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To: Izzy Dunne
This isn't "Exclusive".

It's also posted here, and here.

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.

39 posted on 06/24/2009 5:48:19 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: animal172

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.


40 posted on 06/24/2009 5:48:31 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: awake-n-angry; HollyB; okie01

“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!”

Seance completed.


41 posted on 06/24/2009 5:49:47 PM PDT by Shermy ("The whole world has financed the United States, ...they have a reciprocal debt with the planet.")
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To: MindBender26

Wow, and Mark Sanford was supposed to a Reform candidate or something.


42 posted on 06/24/2009 5:49:53 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: MindBender26

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)


43 posted on 06/24/2009 5:50:39 PM PDT by JRochelle ("I wasn't briefed about the briefing, I was only informed." SanFranNan.)
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To: MindBender26

Probably a hoax.....

“But Governor Sanford’s team has failed to get ahead of a story that could become tabloid fodder. During Sanford’s first gubernatorial campaign in 2002, an 8-year-old African-American girl wandered onto a Sanford family property on Lady’s Island and drowned. A source close to the governor said she fell into a “retaining pond.” Her family’s 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 governor’s insurance company paid the girl’s family “around $300,000.”
http://crisstcross.blogspot.com/2009/05/south-carolina-governor-mark-sanford.html

It’s all too convienent to have a personal story about Sanford using a backhoe be in an email.


44 posted on 06/24/2009 5:51:05 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
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To: awake-n-angry; HollyB; okie01

Or, my vision might be faulty.

Those emails are 2weeks PLUS one year old.

Sorry for the false ESP reading.

:)


45 posted on 06/24/2009 5:52:09 PM PDT by Shermy ("The whole world has financed the United States, ...they have a reciprocal debt with the planet.")
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
Probably a hoax.

The emails or the governors corrupt, decadent celebrity like lifestyle?

46 posted on 06/24/2009 5:53:45 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Mercat
How did they get the emails?

There's something dirtier here than two republicans screwing around on their wives. I hope people get over their knee jerk self righteousness soon so they can ask questions like yours.

We now have two republicans removed from leadership positions. I hope the rest are wise enough to recognize that they have targets painted on their backs.
47 posted on 06/24/2009 5:54:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: LdSentinal

Mark Sanford’s next career will be writing romance novels.

He will make millions.


48 posted on 06/24/2009 5:54:51 PM PDT by JRochelle ("I wasn't briefed about the briefing, I was only informed." SanFranNan.)
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To: Shermy

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.


49 posted on 06/24/2009 5:55:20 PM PDT by awake-n-angry
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To: Shermy
The emails are older than 2 weeks!

They're dated ...2008!!!!

50 posted on 06/24/2009 5:55:51 PM PDT by Guenevere
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