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Paper reveals SC gov's romantic e-mail exchange
Yahoo/ap ^ | 6/26/09 | staff

Posted on 06/26/2009 5:57:24 AM PDT by pissant

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Just after South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted to a yearlong extramarital affair, his state's largest newspaper posted online romantic, suggestive e-mails that it says were exchanged between the chief executive and his Argentinian lover.

The State of Columbia redacted the full name of the woman, identifying her only as "Maria," but their contents clearly show they were more than friends.

The newspaper says it has had the messages since December, which would be about the time Sanford says his wife found out about the tryst. In a message to The Associated Press, managing editor Steve Brook declined to immediately elaborate on why it chose not to publish the e-mails earlier.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: maria; marksanford
SOunds like a crime to me.
1 posted on 06/26/2009 5:57:24 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

It’s just about sex, lets move on. (/sarcasm)


2 posted on 06/26/2009 5:58:54 AM PDT by DaiHuy (')
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To: pissant

so how did they get into the governors person email.

there is a crime here that the newsmedia cares not about....


3 posted on 06/26/2009 6:00:07 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: DaiHuy

Darn it. Drudge had the Headline “HOW DID NEWSPAPER GET GOV’S PRIVATE EMAILS?” and then the lame Yahoo had this title above. The real crime here should be looked at. WHO hacked his email acct.


4 posted on 06/26/2009 6:00:55 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Vaquero

Yea, if he had a “D” after his name, the media would be in arms over his “privacy”.


5 posted on 06/26/2009 6:01:05 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: pissant

Never bothered anyone when Clinton did it, and did it, and did it.....


6 posted on 06/26/2009 6:01:12 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Vaquero

Exactly. And my guess is that all of his political enemies had the same info, and felt emboldened to go after him hard, knowing that he was in a weak position.


7 posted on 06/26/2009 6:02:20 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

thank god that fraud was caught now, instead in Oct 2012. Media would used the emails then.

also, good reminder not to fall in love (ideologically) with a politician. Messiah-complex is not limited to Obama and DU. It is all too common here, too.

When the first news about his disappearance broke, it was immediately clear that it is a PR-disaster (even had there been innocent explanation) and no serious candidate would have allowed such a story to emerge..But try saying that and all the Messiah-adoring morons attack you and insult you..Let’s just say that lack of intellectual honesty is all too common characteristics of those who are passionate about politics.

No politician is perfect.


8 posted on 06/26/2009 6:02:42 AM PDT by heiss
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To: xcamel

Not to mention Slick had Media types burying the stories like they did for Silky Pony.


9 posted on 06/26/2009 6:06:20 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Theodore R.

“Yea, if he had a “D” after his name, the media would be in arms over his “privacy”.

That’s right, and would be pressing the rhetorical question “How should this affect his ability to do the job?”


10 posted on 06/26/2009 6:07:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: pissant

“TMI”- too much information (eeewww) about a middle aged man surrendering his entire life and legacy and his family’s former good name and respect - to his johnson.

Besides, whatever happened to privacy in this country? Given Sanford’s position, whoever sold this information is a security risk to sell any dang information they can, to make a dime-

Book ‘em, Danno.


11 posted on 06/26/2009 6:08:28 AM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: pissant

How can anyone read other person’s private communication and not be ashamed of HIMSELF is beyond me... Entire State of Columbia staff and John O’Connor truly deserve special place in hell.


12 posted on 06/26/2009 6:08:46 AM PDT by exinnj
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To: pissant

The real crime here should be looked at. WHO hacked his email acct.


I have wondered the same thing as to how a newspaper, two I’ve read The State and NY TImes, had the emails since back in December. Yesterday I read an article that they were sent to them by the estranged spouse of Sanford’s affair. I have no idea if that is true or not.


13 posted on 06/26/2009 6:09:22 AM PDT by deport
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To: pissant

strange, they can get private email’s but cant find The messiahs birth certificate.Yes there is a crime here.


14 posted on 06/26/2009 6:11:41 AM PDT by bikerman (Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.)
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To: Vaquero

Someone inside Sanford’s administration leaked these to the paper. Was there blackmail involved at some point ?


15 posted on 06/26/2009 6:12:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: deport

If it was from the mistress’ husband, then I’m OK with it.


16 posted on 06/26/2009 6:13:34 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

My thought on this whole affair is that it was cleverly set up by someone who wanted Sanford out of the 2012 Presidential scene. Let’s see, he met her over 8 years ago, but they only got “busy” in the last year or so....


17 posted on 06/26/2009 6:22:55 AM PDT by senorita
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I have a theory, and maybe it’s been posted in the last day or two, so I don’t know...

I read a report that he spent time in Argentina “crying”. Suppose the Dems had the goods on him for awhile, and then brought this out now - right before Cap and Trade - deliberately. He knew he was going down.

Remember, when they say “watch my right hand”, look at what the left hand is doing.


18 posted on 06/26/2009 6:23:16 AM PDT by melissa_in_ga (Welcome to the USSA. Be alert. Stock up.)
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To: pissant

My guess it was the mistress herself. She’s tired of this affair and wants the showdown. Banking on the wife seeking a divorce and I hope she does. Let him have the bimbo. He has destroyed his own soul already, will never have emotional stability again; just listen to the press conference. A very sick piece of bread, no longer a man.


19 posted on 06/26/2009 6:24:10 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: melissa_in_ga

“He knew he was going down.’

Would you care to rephrase that?

WE ALL KNEW he was going down!


20 posted on 06/26/2009 6:34:18 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: ScottinVA
Yeah but, he knew the playing field and the rules.

Does anyone have a picture of this babe?
I tried to find one on the internet but am coming up empty.

I think we need a “guilty” / “not guilty” poll.

21 posted on 06/26/2009 6:37:18 AM PDT by super7man
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To: senorita

The old game the ruskies used to play?


22 posted on 06/26/2009 6:43:42 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Excellent theory.


23 posted on 06/26/2009 6:52:46 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: xcamel

...never got bothered when Clinton did it.....

Well. he did get impeached over lying about it even though not convicted.


24 posted on 06/26/2009 6:54:14 AM PDT by mono
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To: Vaquero
“so how did they get into the governors person email.”

a post yesterday claimed it was “Maria's” ex-husband who revealed them to the Columbia newspaper. If that were the case, then, perhaps the admission at this time was to short circuit a blackmail attempt.

25 posted on 06/26/2009 6:57:41 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: pissant

Remarkable how much work the media will do to dig up romantic emails and how little to investigate a presidential candidate!


26 posted on 06/26/2009 7:06:05 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Hattie

>> My guess it was the mistress herself. <<

A very good theory!

Or as Cole Porter told us in 1928, “Argentines without means do it.”


27 posted on 06/26/2009 7:08:27 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: senorita
My thought on this whole affair is that it was cleverly set up by someone who wanted Sanford out of the 2012 Presidential scene

Obama got rid of his Democrat opponent when he was running for state office by discovering that she did not have enough legal signatures on her petition, something that had probably been going on forever in Chicago. He got rid of his Republican opponent in the senate race by getting the media to open his divorce records. Not saying that this case fits the mold, but I suspect there will be quite a bit of this kind of action against any candidate with reasonable expectations to nip the supreme leader in the next election.

28 posted on 06/26/2009 7:24:05 AM PDT by Western Phil
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To: Western Phil

Just look at the radical mindlessness of the governor’s disappearance and the uproar it caused as the state found out that it’s governor was missing and state security could not find him but had found the abandoned car, cell phone cut off etc., the governor self destructed in a very dramatic way displayed mental instability, this wasn’t Obama.


29 posted on 06/26/2009 11:09:38 AM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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