In a session reporters Tamara Lush and Evan Berland describe as “lengthy and emotional,” Mr. Sanford revealed that his extramarital relationship with Argentine reporter Maria Belen Chapur started eight years ago when he met her at a dance and “counseled her into the night about her failing marriage.”
Good counseling technique, Governor.
The couple met again at the 2004 Republican Convention but the romance “became physical” in 2008, Mr. Sanford claimed. Mrs. Sanford found out about the affair in January and sent the Governor — and a “spiritual advisor” chaperone – to a goodbye dinner meeting with Ms. Chapur. The threesome went to church in the Big Apple, too. Glory be.
Mr. Sanford visited Ms. Chapur again this month in Argentina, taking the scenic route via the Appalachian Trail. Ever the Christian gentleman, Mr. Sanford told reporters he only nailed the lady on five visits.
Oh. That’s okay, then.
See you in church, Governor.
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