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Argentine woman acknowledges relationship with South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford
Janesville Gazette ^ | 28 June 09

Posted on 06/28/2009 6:23:32 PM PDT by RDTF

Edited on 06/28/2009 7:11:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A 41-year-old Argentine former reporter acknowledged having a relationship with South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, saying Sunday that widely published e-mail correspondence between the two was obtained from her account without permission.

In a brief statement sent to news network C5n of Buenos Aires, Maria Belen Chapur said she will not talk about her private life, which has already been the focus of intense media scrutiny in the United States and Argentina.


(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: chapur; maria; sanford

1 posted on 06/28/2009 6:23:32 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

So, does she feel like a homewrecker too?

I know it takes two. I’m just saying...


2 posted on 06/28/2009 6:27:13 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: RDTF

...in other news, water is wet!


3 posted on 06/28/2009 6:27:54 PM PDT by Batman11 (Chicago, Land of Lincoln who freed the slaves and Land of Obama who enslaved the free.)
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To: RDTF

Its all about her!ha.

Uh, this HOMEWRECKER is a “culutred sophisticated woman who speaks several languages”...wonder if any of them have the word “NO”.?

He has 4 sons for God’s sake you trailer trash!

and she is leaving her anger at being found out ‘all in the hands of God”...wonder if she was crying for 5 days too?


4 posted on 06/28/2009 6:29:49 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel!)
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To: Batman11

LOL!!


5 posted on 06/28/2009 6:30:12 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel!)
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To: RDTF

Her 15 minutes of fame.


6 posted on 06/28/2009 6:41:25 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: RDTF
"I have a strong suspicion of who is responsible for this evil act that was directed at me but also destroyed the lives of so many others," Chapur said.

Well, just duh.....She and Sanford destroyed a marriage and harmed their children.

She and Sanford made a choice, no one to blame but he and she.

7 posted on 06/28/2009 6:42:50 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: RDTF

OnlyClickedInForThePhotos


8 posted on 06/28/2009 6:44:20 PM PDT by investigateworld ( Abortion stops a beating heart.)
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To: investigateworld

I did as well. I want to see what an other wise clear thinking dude gives up an entire career to have a few minutes of fun with.

What a dope


9 posted on 06/28/2009 6:52:12 PM PDT by reefdiver (So how's that HOPE & CHANGE working out for ya ?)
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To: RDTF

So, the whore speaks.


10 posted on 06/28/2009 6:54:11 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: vladimir998

SHe actually had another boyfriend at the same time...a collector or a HO? We report you decide.


11 posted on 06/28/2009 6:57:36 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: hoosiermama

Well they all call her ‘puta’, ‘cause no one really knows her name...


12 posted on 06/28/2009 6:58:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RDTF

The link has a video image of her reporting about the 9/11 attacks. She’s attractive, but definitely not worth risking what Mark had for a tryst.


13 posted on 06/28/2009 7:03:44 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: RDTF

Maria Belen Chapur

14 posted on 06/28/2009 7:04:01 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: investigateworld

“OnlyClickedInForThePhotos”

I did a google images search and came up with a lot of photos, however, when I clicked on any image I got a “connection interrupted” error. And, I tried dozens of photos.


15 posted on 06/28/2009 7:05:25 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: hoosiermama
SHe actually had another boyfriend at the same time...

I heard that on Geraldo tonight...

16 posted on 06/28/2009 7:05:31 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: mark3681

17 posted on 06/28/2009 7:07:29 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: BradyLS

Looks ain’t everything


18 posted on 06/28/2009 7:09:40 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: meandog
So, look where the leaked emails between Sanford and his tramp came from -- the other woman.

She probably leaked them herself to get Sanford to put up or shut up -- leave his wife, or else!

Sure shoots your theory all to hell....

19 posted on 06/28/2009 7:10:42 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Albion Wilde
any chance her ex got hold of the emails for blackmail purposes, and the gov spilled the beans beforehand??
20 posted on 06/28/2009 7:18:55 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Albion Wilde
any chance her ex got hold of the emails for blackmail purposes, and the gov spilled the beans beforehand??
21 posted on 06/28/2009 7:18:56 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

"No soy Belen Chapur. Soy Maria Elisa Chapur, artista plastico, Buenos Aires."

She's not the one. It's the reporterette, not the artist. Artist's website.

22 posted on 06/28/2009 7:20:16 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: elpadre
any chance her ex got hold of the emails for blackmail purposes, and the gov spilled the beans beforehand??

I have no idea. I was just yanking meandog's chain because he was sure on another thread that the Governor's wife leaked them, and that seemed so out of character to me. But your theory sounds very plausible. At least we now have an idea that it didn't happen on this end, but on the Argentina end.

No pun intended.

23 posted on 06/28/2009 7:32:02 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: RDTF

Question: How long did the press sit on John (boy) Edwards infidelity?

(A) Long enough to kill off Hillary's chances in the primaries.
(B) Long enough for the love child to be born.
(C) Long enough to drive Elizabeth Edwards crazy.
(D) They never intended to make it public - he's a Democrat.
(E) All of the above...

24 posted on 06/28/2009 7:32:25 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: elpadre
any chance her ex got hold of the emails for blackmail purposes, and the gov spilled the beans beforehand??

One new detail is that it was a Hotmail account. So, it would be someone who knew about the account and either knew the password, was able to guess the password, or knew enough personal details about Maria to be able to persuade Hotmail's password recovery page to reveal it (as happened to Sarah Palin last fall).

It's also possible the person got access to her computer, in which case the password would probably be found in her browser. However, she's claiming, contrary to earlier reports, it was not another boyfriend, but she strongly suspects who it is, but can't name the name.

25 posted on 06/28/2009 7:37:40 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: elpadre

This sure smells like a setup and trap.
The leaked emails from the lover? Right! Right out of the KGB playbook. Wonder how much DNC paid for the whole show?


26 posted on 06/28/2009 7:46:18 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember the Alamo Tea Party - CHENEY-PALIN 2012)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Sanford seems like a lot of work. I have a feeling she’s growing tired of him as we speak.


27 posted on 06/28/2009 7:58:54 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Carley

Remember the good ol’ days when the ‘other woman’ kept her mouth shut and didn’t draw attention to herself?


28 posted on 06/28/2009 8:20:41 PM PDT by constitutiongirl ("Duty is ours. Consequences are God's."- General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson)
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To: constitutiongirl

Remember the ‘even better days’ when men didn’t have an ‘other woman?’


29 posted on 06/28/2009 8:22:32 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: RDTF

He fell in love with a REPORTER??!?

He’s even more of a moron than I thought. And I thought he was a GIANT moron before I found this out.

FOAD, Sanford. You hypocritical loser crapstain.


30 posted on 06/28/2009 8:36:08 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: constitutiongirl

She has the nerve to be affronted because someone hacked into her hotmail account. How ludicrous.

Not that she didn’t hack into someone else’s marriage!!!!


31 posted on 06/29/2009 3:20:19 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Albion Wilde
So, look where the leaked emails between Sanford and his tramp came from -- the other woman. She probably leaked them herself to get Sanford to put up or shut up -- leave his wife, or else! Sure shoots your theory all to hell....

Not convinced. But agree that this sordid episode gets pretty strange and more Alice in Wonderland "curiouser" each day.

32 posted on 06/29/2009 7:28:24 AM PDT by meandog (Doh!)
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To: meandog
Not convinced.

Oh, for cryin' out loud. Know when to fold 'em, meandog.

33 posted on 06/29/2009 10:04:35 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Albion Wilde
Look it stands to reason that someone tipped The State off about his returned flight...ever been the the Atlanta airport (2nd largest in Nation after O'Hare)? It couldn't have been the "person who hacked into Maria's" e-mail 'cause he/she would have known about it, would they?
I'm still thinking that Mrs. Sanford had something to do with dropping the dime on the philandering guv...and not his Argentine lover. Why would she?

The original "anonymous" posts were sent, if we are to believe The State, about seven months ago when Jenny first found out about the affair; now that's a coincidence in my book.

Perhaps this new twist is another in a string of lies from a man who has continually spun them in an attempt to protect his wife from looking vengeful, perhaps they were sent from another source close to Mrs. Sanford. But, for me to believe, that someone in Spanish-speaking Argentina that Maria confided in hacked into her e-mail and sent the incriminating traffic to a newspaper in South Carolina is kinda implausible, IMHO!

34 posted on 06/29/2009 12:13:34 PM PDT by meandog (Doh!)
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To: meandog

Someone upthread suggested it was the jealous ex-husband of the mistress, who would certainly have had motive and opportunity to blow it all out to the wife and the governor in an attempt to take revenge or to extort money. Think it through; don’t just go with your prejudices — why would Mrs Sanford have it come out in such a way not only for herself — her own husband’s humiliating words of love to another woman — but also to her four children? It’s totally out of character with someone who has sacrificed so much for her children already.


35 posted on 06/29/2009 12:54:47 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Albion Wilde

The emails between Sanford and Chapur were provided by Chapur’s ex-boyfriend who was at her apartment one day and saw an email from the Governor of South Carolina on her computer screen. The boyfriend was furious because he didn’t know about the affair so he hacked into her computer and retrieved all of the emails between Sanford and Chapur. He then sent them anonymously to The State newspaper of Columbia, South Carolina.

The State could not verify their authenticity so they held on to them until the whole affair blew up in the media through the Governor disappearing and two Republican rivals of the Governor, State Senator Jake Knotts and Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer started raising questions about Mark Sanford’s whereabouts to the Governor’s staff and to the media.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2280502/posts


36 posted on 06/29/2009 1:18:55 PM PDT by jamese777
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To: jamese777; meandog

Thank you, jamese777 for post 36.

meandog, say “uncle.”


37 posted on 06/29/2009 1:33:20 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: CaptainK

And he is whiny!


38 posted on 06/29/2009 2:16:06 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel!)
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To: Albion Wilde

Well, then I apologize. I was going on instinct. There was nothing said about the “other man” just the “other woman”!
I suppose also he tipped The State off about Sanford’s return flight to Atlanta because the newspaper’s reporter knew exactly where to look for him.


39 posted on 06/29/2009 7:13:47 PM PDT by meandog (Doh!)
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To: meandog

BTW, Sanford just Twittered for the first time today since this thing happened. Another apology.


40 posted on 06/29/2009 7:15:01 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: meandog

Hey, all in good fun. I’m not the one you were badmouthing. Be well !


41 posted on 06/29/2009 9:13:39 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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