This is disgusting beyond words:
Argentine Man Is Said to Be Source of Sanford E-Mail
The mystery of who revealed Gov. Mark Sanford’s e-mail messages may finally be solved. A business associate of Mr. Sanford’s Argentine mistress said Friday that private messages between the two lovers had been sent anonymously to a South Carolina newspaper last December by an Argentine man the mistress had briefly dated.
The associate, who asked not to be identified, is a Buenos Aires television executive involved in hiring the woman, whom he identified asMaría Belén Chapur, a producer at the television network America from 2001 to 2002.
Last December, the executive said, Ms. Chapur was dating a young Argentine a few months after her affair with Mr. Sanford began. The man happened to see the e-mail messages being exchanged between the governor and Ms. Chapur, said the executive — who said he had direct knowledge of the situation — and hacked into her e-mail account to see the rest.
Infuriated, the man sent the messages to The State, the newspaper in South Carolina’s capital, Columbia.
When she found out, the executive said, Ms. Chapur immediately ended the relationship with the man, whose identity has not been disclosed.
I actually pity Sanford (yes, and his family, too) because the poor bastard seems to actually be in love with Chapur.
Look, I’m not trying to justify Sanford or Chapur. Sanford betrayed his wife and his family. He should have sought a separation from his wife and publicly announced it to his associates and constituents well before, rather than after, the Buenos Aires trip. Chapur should not be committing adultery with a married man. A lot of other people have been hurt by their behavior, starting with Sanford’s wife and children.
However, the release of personal emails by a jealous rival who ends up being the only one whose identity has not been disclosed is beyond vile.
Some Argentines thought the prying coverage into Mr. Sanford’s personal life by the media was perhaps as big of an offense as anything the governor did himself. “Poor guy. He’s thrown away his political career,” said Cristina Garre, a retired lawyer.