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Sources: Jilted Ex-Husband Leaked Sanford Emails
FITS News ^ | June 25, 2009

Posted on 06/25/2009 6:07:39 PM PDT by ellery

The racy, private email messages that have S.C. Governor Mark Sanford in the middle of a political firestorm are said to have originated from the jilted ex-husband of the governor’s alleged mistress, Maria Belen Chapur, multiple independent sources are telling FITS.

A source at The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper, which published several of the emails yesterday afternoon, could not confirm who sent them, however.

The paper originally received the emails several months ago but declined to investigate whether or not they were authentic until this week.

Obviously, this would be quite an interesting twist to this ongoing saga as most people - including us - naturally assumed that the emails were leaked by a political opponent of Gov. Sanford here in the United States.

Developing …


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: gopimplosion; maria; sanford
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Interesting if true.
1 posted on 06/25/2009 6:07:39 PM PDT by ellery
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To: ellery

well, when floozy realizes the money is the wife’s and not his....she’ll be off on her merry way anyway


2 posted on 06/25/2009 6:11:18 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: ellery

This is very interesting. It appears that “The State” and The NYT’s both had the story and sat on it. Which, would be very unusual given Sanford’s rising star in the GOP. It is very surprising.


3 posted on 06/25/2009 6:12:02 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (Palin/Petraeus in '12)
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To: ellery

The plot thickens.

This is Soap Opera Week in America.

Meanwhile, young Persians are laying down their lives for freedom.


4 posted on 06/25/2009 6:12:26 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama to Iranian despots: "No hot dogs for you!")
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To: ellery
If true, I'll apologize for suspecting Jenny. But I'm still believing it was her who leaked them.
5 posted on 06/25/2009 6:14:50 PM PDT by meandog (Doh!)
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To: OldDeckHand

You said — This is very interesting. It appears that “The State” and The NYT’s both had the story and sat on it. Which, would be very unusual given Sanford’s rising star in the GOP. It is very surprising.

“Killing” Sanford now, benefits us; while “killing” Sanford later benefits the Democrats... :-)


6 posted on 06/25/2009 6:17:21 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: ellery
In an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live," State reporter John O'Connor said the newspaper was sent the messages from the governor's personal e-mail account by an anonymous person.

I cannot believe the jilted ex-husband who was, according to reports, divorced from Maria before she began the tryst would have access to the governor's e-mail account.

7 posted on 06/25/2009 6:18:38 PM PDT by meandog (Doh!)
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To: OldDeckHand

“This is very interesting. It appears that “The State” and The NYT’s both had the story and sat on it. Which, would be very unusual given Sanford’s rising star in the GOP. It is very surprising.”

On the contrary. NYT and other media were waiting until October 2012 (or at least 2010). Just like Foley thing. Dem leaders knew about it early on, but they waited until the last minute in order to maximize the damage.

Makes me wonder why people like Edwards continue their run? They must understand that eventually the truth comes out..Maybe this was why Sanford did not run in 2008..and Bill Clinton got away with multiple rapes and affairs..


8 posted on 06/25/2009 6:19:59 PM PDT by heiss
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To: OldDeckHand
It appears that “The State” and The NYT’s both had the story and sat on it. Which, would be very unusual given Sanford’s rising star in the GOP. It is very surprising.

I would imagine that they were holding this ammunition in case they needed it for an October surprise.

9 posted on 06/25/2009 6:24:14 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: ellery

The floozie and the governor got what they deserved.

They are both disgusting cheaters.


10 posted on 06/25/2009 6:24:18 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: ellery

I saw a post on-line, looking for pictures of the woman that was dated, May 29, 2009.


11 posted on 06/25/2009 6:26:32 PM PDT by Eva (union motto - Aim for mediocrity, it's only fair.)
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To: yldstrk

I agree. As I watched Mark Sanford make an ass of himself during his press conference, I imagined his paramour watching it, too...and dialing some other guy and asking him where he’s taking her for dinner.


12 posted on 06/25/2009 6:27:32 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: meandog
I don't think so. By all reports, Jenny Sanford is a very devoted mother and she would know these emails are going to mean (additional) pain for her children. (I do think Kim Bassinger leaked that voicemail of Alec Baldwin yelling at his daughter, but KB is a crazy b——.)
13 posted on 06/25/2009 6:29:59 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: Aria

I will really be upset if it turns out that not only the newspapers new about this, but if other Republicans knew and didn’t say anything - especially if they’ve known for a while.

I saw Jim DeMint getting interviewed on Monday morning, and he wouldn’t vouch for Sanford’s character, which I thought was very interesting at the time.

Aside from the damage Sanford’s caused himself, his family and his state, he has really kicked the GOP when they needed it the least. How he could take this trip on the heals of the Ensign mess, is very troubling. What was he thinking?


14 posted on 06/25/2009 6:30:14 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (Palin/Petraeus in '12)
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To: utahagen

She sounds like she has really practiced her skills over the years.


15 posted on 06/25/2009 6:31:01 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: meandog
It wouldn't be tough for a motivated person (Maria's ex) to hire someone to hack into someone else’s email.
16 posted on 06/25/2009 6:31:54 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: ellery
One wonders how many parties the cuckold sent the emails to. The State, obviously, was one. Another appears to have been Jenny Sanford, given there are reports she's known about Maria for months. It must have been frustrating to send them off and have nothing much happen (until now).

And here I'd been assuming the gov used one of his official email accounts, and somebody in the state government IT department with too much time on their hands leaked them, when all along the leak was from south of the equator.

17 posted on 06/25/2009 6:33:48 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: ellery

I just want one of these guys to come on TV and say: “Yea, I was having an affair, and she’s really hot, and if you were married to the b!tch like have been for 27 years of hell, you’d be having an affair too.”


18 posted on 06/25/2009 6:35:44 PM PDT by anton
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To: OldDeckHand

Supposedly, Mark Sanford has seen this woman only three times in the last year, including this last time (when he was nailed coming back from Argentina). It’s possible the media were waiting to get more substantial stuff to run with. One thing that struck me about Sanford’s bizarre press conference was that this “relationship” doesn’t seem substantive in any way. Seems like it was mostly an email romance. (I am not defending or minimizing was Sanford has done! My point is that this woman probably is much less interested in Sanford than he is in her.)


19 posted on 06/25/2009 6:35:54 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: OldDeckHand

Why? It would be better to announce it only after the GOP had fully invested in him ... like just after a high profile nomination.


20 posted on 06/25/2009 6:36:40 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Some others have pointed out the same thing. I suppose it would make much more sense that they were sitting on it until they really needed it.


21 posted on 06/25/2009 6:38:34 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (Palin/Petraeus in '12)
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To: utahagen

“Supposedly, Mark Sanford has seen this woman only three times in the last year, including this last time (when he was nailed coming back from Argentina).”

Did he say he’s only seen her three times, or did he only travel to Argentina three times? Is it possible that she’s traveled to SC as well?

But I agree, a three “session” affair, isn’t much of an affair - like you, not excusing his behavior.


22 posted on 06/25/2009 6:41:08 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (Palin/Petraeus in '12)
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To: cynwoody

the gov is obviously obsessed.
she is all he and MarkJr. think about 24/7.
While the 4 of them decide what to do, he should resign from being governor immediately. there is no room in his tiny mind for the business of his state while her lovely hips fill his thoughts.


23 posted on 06/25/2009 6:46:23 PM PDT by linton59 (. bitter,typical,gun-toting,Bible thumping, indigenous, disinfranchised, 1 of the chattering classes)
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To: anton

I’m waiting for a wife to come on and say:

“My husband is a total jerk. I have been devoted to him and loved him, gave him four children, attended umpteen thousand political events, tolerated the lack of privacy, the long hours, the constant pressure, and the near insanity of trying to have some sort of home life to further his career and better this nation, and this is what I get. Not to mention that our innocent children get to deal with the fact that their dad held them in such high regard that he chased after a tramp in Argentina repeatedly, and his sophomoric emails are now public property. I plan to never have anything to do with him again, and will fight for full custody of the children.”


24 posted on 06/25/2009 6:49:17 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: anton

I’m waiting for a wife to come on and say:

“My husband is a total jerk. I have been devoted to him and loved him, gave him four children, attended umpteen thousand political events, tolerated the lack of privacy, the long hours, the constant pressure, and the near insanity of trying to have some sort of home life to further his career and better this nation, and this is what I get. Not to mention that our innocent children get to deal with the fact that their dad held them in such high regard that he chased after a tramp in Argentina repeatedly, and his sophomoric emails are now public property. I plan to never have anything to do with him again, and will fight for full custody of the children.”


25 posted on 06/25/2009 6:49:27 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: anton

Re: my above post, Jenny took a step in the right direction when she failed to appear, all doe-eyed, at his mea culpa press conference.


26 posted on 06/25/2009 6:50:29 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: BunnySlippers; OldDeckHand

With the keystone cop routine that the governor pulled when he disappeared off the face of the earth last Thursday this story had no where to go but public.

The Governor’s own appointed security head initiated a search for the governor, this was extremely self destructive behavior drawing national attention even if he had actually been on the Appalachian trail with no girlfriend.


27 posted on 06/25/2009 6:52:56 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: OldDeckHand
But I agree, a three “session” affair, isn’t much of an affair - like you, not excusing his behavior.

How many times did Clinton do Monica.

Was that much of an affair?

28 posted on 06/25/2009 6:54:34 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Marie2
my above post, Jenny took a step in the right direction when she failed to appear, all doe-eyed, at his mea culpa press conference.

I thought that she did pretty good Monday and Tuesday also, considering what she had to deal with.

29 posted on 06/25/2009 6:54:38 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: OldDeckHand
both had the story and sat on it

They were saving it until the best time. Some time after Sanford would have announced he was running for prez.

30 posted on 06/25/2009 6:58:08 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: OldDeckHand
Which, would be very unusual given Sanford’s rising star in the GOP. It is very surprising.

Maximum damage and exposure. Think about this being released during a presidential primary or just prior to the general election.

They don't even pretend objectivity anymore.

31 posted on 06/25/2009 6:59:51 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Out of gas become a pill box, Out of ammo become a bunker, Out of hope become a hero.)
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To: anton
“Yea, I was having an affair... you’d be having an affair too."

Obi in a few years??

32 posted on 06/25/2009 7:00:18 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: Palladin
Meanwhile, young Persians are laying down their lives for freedom.

You're right. But without being able to do much to aid the revolution, it's easy to get caught up in other things.

33 posted on 06/25/2009 7:00:59 PM PDT by ellery (It's a free country.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Well, if they were waiting until he became a viable presidential candidate, they have spent their ammo. And I thank them for their service. I don’t like creeps in the White House. I want a decent man running my country.


34 posted on 06/25/2009 7:04:23 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: Marie2

If I had been the one cheating, my wife would have appeared in handcuffs as she was led past a stretcher covered with a white sheet...

“Why did you shoot him 7 times with a .45?”

“I couldn’t find the other clip.”


35 posted on 06/25/2009 7:06:03 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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To: anton

One never knows for sure what goes on, or doesn’t go on behind closed doors. If Sanford’s wife was a ‘B’ to live with, he simply should have waited for the kids to grow up and then leave her. IF she was making it difficult for him to have sex with her, she might have some culpability.

A few years ago, Dr. got a letter from a married man who had cheated on his wife. He made the point that there are cases where wives withhold affection and sex, and if so, she shouldn’t be too hard on the man. Ever since then, Dr. Laura asks women calling about their cheating husbands how easy did they make it for their husbands to have sex with them.

Generally speaking, and if the guy is a good man, he will not cheat is his needs for sex are being met with enthusiasm by his wife.


36 posted on 06/25/2009 7:06:07 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: OldDeckHand

McCain probably knew, because if Sanford was considered for the VP spot, Sanford had to come clean with it.


37 posted on 06/25/2009 7:15:08 PM PDT by VAFreedom
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To: ansel12
Personally I smell the scent of Democratic operatives all this, especially with the timing of Ensign's indiscretion revealed back to back with Sanford's.

I think it was timed to maximize the damage to both men and the Republican party. They obviously waited for the exact time that it would have the greatest political damage. Someone was a snitch inside Sanford's campaign and probably got money for leaking the emails. That's the twofer punch: humiliation AND exposing of the affair so he will not be likely to recover from the double blow. Very clever move by political enemies. It just smacks of Democratic operatives and the tactics they used during the last election when Stevens was indicted right before the election. Along with the guy in CO who did the get out the vote being outted right before the election too. Notice the muted response from Democrats right now. I smell a rat in all this.

38 posted on 06/25/2009 7:16:37 PM PDT by AquariusStar22
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To: Mr Rogers

And if she had a jury of her peers, she’d be acquitted!


39 posted on 06/25/2009 7:17:47 PM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Doe Eyes
How many times did Clinton do Monica.

WHERE did Clinton do Monica? This "other woman" isn't an intern.

40 posted on 06/25/2009 7:19:31 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: AquariusStar22

I don’t care who busts these sleaze balls, what really matters to me is that they get their just desserts, in this case we get rid of a self absorbed nut case and the timing is so much better today than later down the road.

To me the fleeing from office and hiding from his security, his staff and his responsibilities as governor was enough to run him out of office for, finding out that he also cheats on his wife with a foreigner just made it all the more reason to not let him close to the White House.

I think the guy is mentally and emotionally unstable.


41 posted on 06/25/2009 7:28:20 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: OldDeckHand

It is not surprising. The NYT was probably waiting on Sanford to enter the primaries for 2012. More damage to the GOP that way.


42 posted on 06/25/2009 7:34:05 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: OldDeckHand

What was he thinking? The blood had left his brains for a more southern location.


43 posted on 06/25/2009 7:38:28 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: anton

...or maybe the guy could come on TV and say yeah I was tired of my wife but I have no guts so rather than be honest and tell my wife it’s over....I was a lousy, low life cheater who cared more about myself than my kids.


44 posted on 06/25/2009 7:57:15 PM PDT by 4integrity (i)
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To: ellery

bookmark


45 posted on 06/25/2009 8:06:42 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: ellery

Have never seen a picture of her. Has one been posted?


46 posted on 06/25/2009 8:22:44 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: OldDeckHand
This is very interesting. It appears that “The State” and The NYT’s both had the story and sat on it. Which, would be very unusual given Sanford’s rising star in the GOP. It is very surprising.

They wanted maximum effect.

The minute he secured the GOP Presidential nomination they would have run with it.

47 posted on 06/25/2009 8:39:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Irish Eyes

I’ve seen a few different pictures, but I don’t think it’s been confirmed that they’re of the right person.


48 posted on 06/25/2009 9:22:44 PM PDT by ellery (It's a free country.)
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To: ansel12

What happens to a military enlistee who is AWOL? Court marshaled and given a dishonorable discharge. The new ‘luv guv’ needs impeaching. Let the proceedings begin.

Judi


49 posted on 06/25/2009 9:46:27 PM PDT by baltimorelady (My response to VanDeKoik)
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To: baltimorelady

Yep, AWOL is really an excellent description.


50 posted on 06/25/2009 10:06:47 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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