Sanford's Intimate Emails to Mistress

The State, a South Carolina newspaper, has published an intimate email exchange between South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford and his Argentine mistress. Sanford shows a poetic side: "In the meantime please sleep soundly knowing that despite the best efforts of my head my heart cries out for you, your voice, your body, the touch of your lips, the touch of your finger tips and an even deeper connection to your soul.” Gawker reports that The State threatened to publish the emails, which it's had since December, before Sanford made his public confession. His mistress, identified as "Maria," calls Sanford her "impossible love." Sanford wrote: "I love your tan lines...the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of the night’s light." The newspaper said it obtained the emails in December, but was not able to verify them until now. They are dated from July.