May 13, 2010

S.C. Gov. Sanford and Argentine 'soul mate' rekindling flame

Posted: 11:59 AM ET


South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford acknowledged on Wednesday that he spent last weekend in Florida in hopes of rekindling the relationship with the Argentine girlfriend who ended his political career.

The governor and his girlfriend, Maria Belen Chapur, were spotted by tipsters for the website Gawker over the weekend, and Sanford confronted the rumors head-on Wednesday, conceding during a news conference back home that he had seen the woman.

The news conference was on an unrelated topic, but the Republican governor, now divorced, chose to bring up his Florida getaway.

“As a matter of record, everybody in this room knows exactly who I was with over the weekend,” Sanford said, referring to the rendezvous.

“That is no mystery to anybody given what I said last summer,” he said. “And, you know, the purpose was obviously to see if something could be restarted on that front, given the rather enormous geographic gulf between us. And time will tell. I don't know if it will or won't.”


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LacrosseMom (the real one)   May 13th, 2010 7:32 pm ET

Isn't interesting that when a Democrat is caught cheating on his spouse, the GOP screams "impeach!" However here is this scoundrel still governor of South Carolina.

GOP= hypocrisy

dan   May 14th, 2010 2:04 pm ET

the difference is that sanford did not lie under oath. i love bubba clinton but he brought it on himself by lying about the whole matter. at least sanford came out and said what was going on

AMLSurvivor   May 15th, 2010 3:46 pm ET

How do these guys think they won't get caught!
Is it really worth it, to let some bimbo ruin your
career and family?

SMH   May 17th, 2010 10:13 am ET


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