Sanford Email: I Love Your 'Magnificent Gentle Kisses'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2009 6:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Mark Sanford's hometown paper in South Carolina is revealing cringe-worthy emails between the governor and the woman identified only as Maria in Argentina. In one obtained by the State, Sanford writes in July 2008, "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 ..."

In one from her to him, she writes, "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." The newspaper, which is not providing the woman's full name, says the governor's office does not dispute the authenticity of the emails. The paper obtained them in December, though it did not explain why it chose not to publish them.