Friday, June 26, 2009

Mark Sanford's Maria Revealed - Updated

I'm already tired of this story but it's only natural to be curious about what the mysterious Maria looks like, so here's some photos. And more info on Maria Belen Chapur here. Who knows how much of it is true. I've seen a lot of conflicting reports in the few posts I've read on her. The most interesting find is this video of a TV report she did from NYC shortly after 9/11.

Video via Kevin Hayden who always has an astute take on the real news, at the link.

This is the last I'm posting on Sanford's affair. As far as I'm concerned he's just another run-of-the-mill GOP hypocrite. And no, I'm not linking to the sexy emails. I don't think they should have been published. I understand that public figures don't have the same expectation of privacy, but that sort of invasion makes me cringe, even at the expense of a cretin like Sanford.

Update: Hmmm. I thought it was probably Mrs. Sanford who leaked the emails but as it turns out, Maria's other boyfriend did it. So much for the wingnut theory that Obama was somehow behind it.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

What strikes me is that she looks like a younger version of his wife.

Maybe he can claim he's at least true to his type.

11:38:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That seems to be a pattern with these guys. Ensign's lover also looked uncannily like his wife. I don't know if it's true to type or just a lack of imagination...

9:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mistress seems a lot prettier and softer. Jenny Sanford looks hard.

I am a woman therefore should feel for Jenny Sanford. Unfortunately I don't. I did initially but when she issued that long statement highlighting her professional accomplishments, painting herself a perfect Christian woman, my feeling went. She came across, to me, as a pushy woman, and an arrogant one, perhaps for having been touted publicly that she built her husband's political career and success. This morning when I read the article Jenny speaks and got to this line--"He was told in no uncertain terms not to see her,"--and said to myself, "your hunch is right on". She treats him like one of her boys.

Well, all those years marrying to a Southern man and living in the heart of the South and she did not learn any thing from the Southern ladies. No man, even the coarse Northerners, like to be treated this way. It is not an excuse to cheat, feminists would say, but hell, humans are humans and men are men as women are women.

She keeps claiming that she loves him and wants him back. Someone please tell her that she doesn't love him (at least that's what it appears to me) or if she does (I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt), she has killed all the love he has left for her with her deprecating talk about him. They are better off divorced or the children will suffer.

I don't condone his cheating though. A couple always deserve each other, one way or another.

4:03:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Anon, I don't like to speculate about people's martial problems but I'm guessing Mrs. Sanford holds the checkbook in that couple. She probably invested heavily in his career. Reminds me a bit of the McCains except that Cindy is much more deferential to Johnny in public anyway.

As far as Sanford, I think it was the little head that did the thinking. I'm guessing that Maria is lot less inhibited than the Mrs.

7:12:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a sore loser. Talk about sour grapes. "If I can not have you, then nobody else can".
Loser!!!! Get a life.

8:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


LOL! Isn't the little head the thinking one always? However the big one probably did a little thinking too since technically the little one could be pleased right there in SC. Surely there are plenty of harlots wanting to please a rich and powerful man in exchange for some favors.

I too don't like to speculate on other people's marriage. But Jenny Sanford encourages it with her constant yapping in the last few days. Seems to me she is desperately wants to explain herself. I agree that she wears the checkbook (she made sure every one knows that with her statements, did she not?). Men don't always cheat on inhibition alone (from those I know). Often times the constant pants wearing can be a major turn off.

9:38:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

As I said, I don't like to speculate on other people's marital problems. But I tend to doubt it was because she was esmasculating him. They were married for what, 20 years? I suspect he married her in the first place because she was a take charge kind of woman who could help his career. But whatever. That's their business.

11:30:00 AM  

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