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AP Newsbreak: SC gov says mistress is soul mate
AP ^ | 6/30/09 | Tamara Lush

Posted on 06/30/2009 2:40:30 PM PDT by pissant

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford declared his Argentine mistress his soul mate Tuesday but said he is committed to reconciling with his wife in hopes of saving his family and what is left of his political career.

Sanford, who also admitted meeting his lover more times than he had previously claimed, told The Associated Press in emotional interviews that he "crossed lines" with a handful of other women during 20 years of marriage.

But he said he never went as far as he did with Maria Belen Chapur, the woman at the center of the scandal that has derailed his once-promising political future.

(Excerpt) Read more at thestate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: chapur; marksanford; mistress; soulmategate
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To: xsmommy

I hope both women dump him.

He is truly pathetic.


52 posted on 06/30/2009 3:02:56 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

it would be his just desserts to end up alone.


54 posted on 06/30/2009 3:03:52 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: pissant

Tragedy devolves into farce. Sanford, serve out your term then run off to Argentina and write love poems on the beach. That fork you put in your back means that you’re done.


55 posted on 06/30/2009 3:04:10 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Palin Nation = Reagan Country.)
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To: maggief
I hope both women dump him.

They will...and so will the next one....and the next one...and the one after that....

56 posted on 06/30/2009 3:04:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: pissant

I guess the original train wreck wasn’t enough, he had to call in an air strike with napalm.


57 posted on 06/30/2009 3:04:32 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Lou Budvis
Sanford, serve out your term then run off to Argentina and write love poems on the beach.

I don't think the people of South Carolina deserve to have a fraud as Chief Executive for the next few years. He has no credibility, and no effectiveness as a leader.

58 posted on 06/30/2009 3:05:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sioux-san

What do you mean it’s not the affair? The man isn’t even trustworthy to his own wife. Why should the state of South Carolina trust him when he betrayed the woman who he vowed to love as Christ loved the Church?

The sissy girl part at least tells you his emotions are genuine. Problem is that he ripped apart a bond that was not supposed to be broken.


59 posted on 06/30/2009 3:07:44 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: pissant

No Shiite, please sit down and shut up or go write a book with the former governor of New Jersey, Jim McGreevey.

Yeah, you can title “soulmates for losers who have lost their ever loving(oops) mind(oops again)”.


60 posted on 06/30/2009 3:08:06 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: pissant

If she is your soul mate, then get a damn divorce and move on!


61 posted on 06/30/2009 3:08:30 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: outlawjake

What the Hell?

Is he narrating a story from Harlequin Romance.
 
“This was a whole lot more than a simple affair, this was a love story,” Sanford said. “A forbidden one, a tragic one, but a love story at the end of the day.”

62 posted on 06/30/2009 3:09:47 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: All
This is an excellent article that captures why Mark Sandfor is not - or should not imo - be 'protected' by people in general.

http://townhall.com/columnists/SteveChapman/2009/06/28/why_adultery_is_political_suicide

…Why not? Because adultery, unlike a frisky bachelor lifestyle, connotes a reckless dishonesty at odds with our basic notions of integrity. Because it shows a lack of respect for the most important commitment that most of us will ever make. Because it indicates that the adulterer will always place his selfish desires above those who depend on him…

…Yet here we are again, disqualifying a possible White House aspirant because he couldn't keep his pants on. After two decades of high-level political sex scandals, we seem to have reached a consensus that marital fidelity is actually pretty important in a leader. Given the choice, we would prefer peace and prosperity to presidential rectitude. But we really want all three, and we think we can have them….

63 posted on 06/30/2009 3:10:59 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church on the war on family-values is *** DEAFENING ***)
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To: muawiyah

“Who were those Freepers telling us how good it would be to have this guy as President ~ weren’t they Romney supporters?”

Haha. Hard to be a Romney supporter and be propping up Mark Sanford in 2012. But I think you knew that. ;)


64 posted on 06/30/2009 3:11:02 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: pissant

The guy is not in control of himself.

He needs to get a grip.

If his marriage was broken, he ought to have filed for divorce and done so openly. As it is, his political life is over, and he needs to understand that. He most certainly has a future in some other endeavor, but his life as a leader is over. You can get a lot of mileage posing and pretending, but once the game is up its up.


65 posted on 06/30/2009 3:12:08 PM PDT by marron
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To: pissant

It sounds like he is in a full blown manic episode...can’t shut up, has no ability to check what he’s saying (impaired judgment) and sexual promiscuity issues, and no sense of consequences for his actions.


66 posted on 06/30/2009 3:12:48 PM PDT by two23 (The Left: Liars, Accusers, Blamers, Whiners and Thieves.)
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To: pissant
NOT GUILTY!


In this undated video frame grab, taken from a C5N TV Channel from Argentina report sometime during the Sept.11, 2001 twin towers attacks in New York, Argentine Maria Belen Chapur speaks during a stand up. The 41-year-old Argentine woman, who had worked as free-lance journalist in the past, has acknowledged having a relationship with South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. In a statement sent to news network C5N of Buenos Aires, Chapur said she will not talk about her private life, but also said the email exchanges with Sanford that were widely published by U.S. media and elsewhere were obtained by someone who hacked her account. (AP Photo/C5N TV)

67 posted on 06/30/2009 3:13:04 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler)
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To: dfwgator

Swear to god I was in the theater watching that with my Mom and when he hung himself I broke out laughing with amazement. I couldn’t help it.

I girl I dated the following week was in the theater and told me about some guy laughing at that scene. I told her it was me and what’s worse my Mom was with me.

We started laughing and then said “Bady Boy!”. The evening ended well and I made breakfast. LOL


68 posted on 06/30/2009 3:13:06 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: FTJM

Here’s another, why should the mistress trust him? Didn’t it come out that he cheated on the mistress?


69 posted on 06/30/2009 3:13:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DallasDeb

Gag me with a pitchfork


70 posted on 06/30/2009 3:13:47 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: pissant

Please shut up already. I know more than I ever wanted to.


71 posted on 06/30/2009 3:14:14 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: conservativepoet

I think he is the guy standing in front of the park bench yelling.


72 posted on 06/30/2009 3:14:42 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: Libloather
That's a man baby!!!
73 posted on 06/30/2009 3:14:47 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Libloather
That's a man baby!!!
74 posted on 06/30/2009 3:14:47 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Lou Budvis

That because any taste Sanford has is in his mouth.


75 posted on 06/30/2009 3:16:18 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: Joe 6-pack

That’s funny


76 posted on 06/30/2009 3:16:40 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: All
Here's my biggest fear. The fact that he was one of the staunchest opponents of Obama's stim packagage… and he's shown to be mentally unstable… How hard would it be for the left to paint these issues as being supported by the vast majority of Americans, that only "unstable" folks would turn down funds, in a time of need… with Sanford as the poster child…

What a disaster...

77 posted on 06/30/2009 3:17:15 PM PDT by NYC Republican (This Too Shall Pass- in 8 years.. how much destruction will they create?)
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To: pissant

His sons must be thrilled to hear it.


78 posted on 06/30/2009 3:17:54 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: NYC Republican

Did Obama force him to have the affair?


79 posted on 06/30/2009 3:18:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Yep, when I first saw the pic, the theme from “The Crying Game” started playing in my head.


80 posted on 06/30/2009 3:18:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Libloather

That’s Mr. Chapur. Go find us a picture of Mrs. Chapur and see an eye doctor. There’s something funny about you.


81 posted on 06/30/2009 3:19:13 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: pissant

Sanford...said he is committed to reconciling with his wife...

************

He’s lying. It’s blindingly obvious to me what he’s doing.

He’s doing everything he can to publicly humiliate and enrage his wife. I believe he’s trying to provoke her into filing for divorce. Then, in his mind, he can blame her for divorcing him even though he “was committed to reconciling”. After that he can be with his “soulmate” relatively guilt-free.


82 posted on 06/30/2009 3:20:09 PM PDT by Hepsabeth
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To: dfwgator

Maria is really Marty and he/she does the three legged dance. LOL


83 posted on 06/30/2009 3:20:10 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: marron

I am appalled by all the holier than thou FReepers. Sometimes stuff happens and the heart, regardless of age makes decisions that are not popular with family and friends. The good Governor may have found someone who he can be happy with the rest of his life, then again maybe not, who knows. For all you holier than thou hairy legs out there...ever been to Argentina...make you wish you had gone there before you got married GI..


84 posted on 06/30/2009 3:20:14 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: pissant
Hey AH, resign already and put down the megaphone. Hey, were your boys sitting in the front row for your anouncement to the world that your girlfriend is your SOUL MATE? Or were they in the second row?

Dad-o-the-Year Epic Fail.

85 posted on 06/30/2009 3:21:09 PM PDT by Miss Behave (OMG, my tagline is stalking me.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts
“Who were those Freepers telling us how good it would be to have this guy as President ~ weren’t they Romney supporters?”

No...the Romney supporters were saying it would be good to have Romney as president. That's sort of the whole "supporter" thing.

86 posted on 06/30/2009 3:22:55 PM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (We seem to have reached a critical mass of stupid people.)
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To: SpineSurgeon

I liked them but they are all cranked out of the same cookie cutter. I have to admit as a woman basing on looks, that Tanned-Ken Doll look, along with the smooth talk had me hooked but what a downer these two dopes have been. I want the real deal now: Jackie Broyles or Coco The Gorilla. The political system in this country is a royal joke right now. Both parties, have a vested interest in keeping the status quo-*(with the exceptions of these Brave Inviduals - Demint, Bachman and Inhofe)*, that is the freebie gravy-train must keep rolling along to keep them in power: PEOPLE, WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE, FREE YOUR MIND./Just Asking - seoul62.......


87 posted on 06/30/2009 3:23:10 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: dfwgator

I don’t understand the question. How is it relevant?


88 posted on 06/30/2009 3:23:48 PM PDT by NYC Republican (This Too Shall Pass- in 8 years.. how much destruction will they create?)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

Oh so now were “holier-than-thou” for expecting government officials to live up to their promises, what were we thinking?

In case you didn’t know, this isn’t the first affair Sanford has had.


89 posted on 06/30/2009 3:24:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: maggief

if i were Maria I would be a lil concerned at this point.. he sounds like a stalker-type...


91 posted on 06/30/2009 3:25:36 PM PDT by outlawjake
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To: maggief

I believe he knows exactly how this in impacting his wife and kids, and that he’s doing it deliberately to provoke his wife into divorcing him.


92 posted on 06/30/2009 3:25:49 PM PDT by Hepsabeth
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To: NYC Republican

You make it sound as if Obama orchestrated this affair to destroy Sanford, when Sanford by his own actions, basically gave it to them on a silver platter, without them having to lift a finger.


93 posted on 06/30/2009 3:26:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: pissant

His wife and kids are on the floor and he’s KICKING THEM.


94 posted on 06/30/2009 3:26:11 PM PDT by Miss Behave (OMG, my tagline is stalking me.)
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To: pissant
Hey Sanford:


95 posted on 06/30/2009 3:26:57 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SpineSurgeon

Well Mr Sanford should have thought of that before heading down Argentina way.


96 posted on 06/30/2009 3:27:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: pissant
But the governor claims he wanted to end the affair in person and, with his wife's permission, went to New York with a "trusted spiritual adviser" serving as chaperone. The three went to church and dinner together and parted ways the same night.

I'm having a lot of trouble with this one. I can't imagine a "spirtual adviser" advising a special trip to NY just to call it quits with the mistress. I would expect the adviser to say "Grow a pair...here's the phone, moron." But, I guess it's a good story to tell the wife. "Honest Hon, I'm gonna have a chaperone when I break up with her." Apparently Jenny Sanford didn't fall for "Farewell 2: Brazilian Soulmate". You know, fool me once and all that.

97 posted on 06/30/2009 3:27:12 PM PDT by 10Ring
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To: pissant

Sanford — What an idiot. Why doesn’t he just pour some more salt on the wounds he inflicted on his wife and sons, the moron! The only soul he’s talking about is the one between his legs.


98 posted on 06/30/2009 3:27:12 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (It is impossible to convince someone of facts or truth if they refuse to believe.)
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To: devane617
he will discover that she has several "soul-mates" he is in competition with

I think one of the email leaker suspects was a boyfriend of the woman. Allegedly he saw the emails from Sanford.

It's hard for me to believe he made such a statement with that info on the table.

99 posted on 06/30/2009 3:27:52 PM PDT by longjack
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To: longjack

Stay tuned, I suspect this whole story is going to get a lot weirder before it’s over.


100 posted on 06/30/2009 3:28:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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