Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mark Sanford's New Career: Pulp Erotica Writer?

Released today, the Governor's emails to his mistress, Maria:

"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 ...

... In the meantime please sleep soundly knowing that despite the best efforts of my head my heart cries out for you, your voice, your body, the touch of your lips, the touch of your finger tips and an even deeper connection to your soul.”


I'm Not Ned said...

He could publish a book called "Republican Family Values".

Lula O said...

Seriously..gross. The warning bells were bellowing pretty loudly with this one.

PatEsposisto said...

While this helps to bash all the moral grand standing he'd done, I still can't agree with personal letters being made public. An e-mail that said he used state funds to purchase airline tickets, okay. But I didn't agree with the personal revelations with Clinton, and I don't like seeing it now. Too personal, too invasive--should some things be kept between him and his wife?

No matter how much I detest some public figures, I still cringe when personal failures are made public humiliation. Maybe it's that I know I'm capable of my own failings too.

I'm open to hearing other viewpoints. I tend to be too soft.

Carlos said...

Depends on the seriousness of the offense. If it's good enough for comedic fodder, it's good enough for us. No one's saying Sanford ought to be impeached because he writes bad erotica.

But if it's part of a pattern of bizarre behavior and irresponsibility in the discharge of his duties, then it's valid. The story is this guy vanished for a week in pursuit of a love interest, leaving the state without a governor. That's not a personal matter.

The difference between Sanford and Clinton is that Clinton still carried out his presidential duties as normal, and no one could claim otherwise, even though the Repugnants tried.

The governor's love interest, Maria, was identified, but the media in this country appropriately kept her name out of the story, for the most part. She's the innocent victim in all of this. Her name was dragged through the governor's self-absorbed, egomaniacal, navel-gazing, God-fearing muck. What about her life and her kids? Did he stop to think about that before carrying on about God, Bible, and "sparks"?

Sanford deserves everything that's coming to him, including the publication of his crappy love letters.