Notes on a Scandal: Gov. Sanford Edition

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Dear Gov. Sanford,

Emails don't disappear after you send them. Breaking News, who obtained the emails from The State newspaper on Wednesday verifies this fact. Here are a few gems:

"Two, mutual feelings … You have a particular grace and calm that I adore. You have a level of sophistication that['s] 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…we are in a hopelessly - or as you put it impossible - or how about combine and simply say hopelessly impossible situation of love."


Apparently, a local news station has been aware the governor was creepin' for months, but declined making the information public (because they know it's not really anyone else's business.)

Also, it appears Maria—the governor's jump-off—left her husband and two kids to engage in this dalliance with Sanford:

During Sanford's news conference, the governor said the woman he had an affair with was at the time of the affair separated. "We ended up in this incredibly serious conversation about why she ought to get back with her husband for the sake of her two boys; that not only was it part of God's law, but ultimately those two boys would be better off for it," he told reporters.

Note to Governor Sanford: Send handwritten letters next time. It adds a personal touch that is less likely to be read by everyone in the world.