Runaway Governor

New Sanford Emails to Maria

Mark Sanford may have been irresponsible as governor. He’s also pretty sweet. The State has published more emails that he exchanged with his mistress. “I wasn’t aware till we met last week, the strong feelings I had for you, and believe me, I haven’t felt this since I was in my teen ages, when afterwards I got married,” she wrote him in July 2008. “I do love you, I can feel it in my heart, and although I don’t know if we’ll ever be able to meet again this has been the best that has happened to me in a long time.” Sanford wrote to Maria, “I wish I could wish it away, but this soul-mate feel I alluded too is real and in that regard I sure don’t want to be the person complicating your life. … I also suspect I feel a little vulnerable because this is ground I have never certainly never covered before — so if you have pearls of wisdom on how we figure all this out please let me know.”