The State has some of the emails between Gov. Sanford and Maria, the woman with whom he's had an affair. The paper has removed her last name and other personal information. A special correspondent for McClatchy went and spoke with her (her building is at right), but she declined to speak further after the reporter identified herself as such.
Sanford's office does not dispute the veracity of the emails, the paper says.
The paper promises more in tomorrow's print edition. In the meantime, it's posted two messages from him and one from her.
This is an excerpt from Sanford, July 2008:
Two, mutual feelings .... You have a particular grace and calm that I adore. You have a level of sophistication that so fitting with your beauty. 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 - but hey, that would be going into sexual details ...
Three and finally, while all the things above are all too true - at the same time we are in a hopelessly - or as you put it impossible - or how about combine and simply say hopelessly impossible situation of love. How in the world this lightening strike snuck up on us I am still not quite sure.