Now that cat is out of the bag. Governor Mark Sanford who disappeared off the face of the earth last week was having an affair with an Argentine mistress named Maria everyone wants to know, and pictures everyone wants to see, and which we will soon have and you will soon see. The world wants to know who is the mystery woman and what is he doing with his career? See video of the Mark Sanford press conference here.

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Mark Sanford Affair in Argentina! (No, Not Hiking)

For four days staff, friends, family and foe were unable to locate Governor Sanford. His office finally resolved that he was hiking on as Appalachian trail when inquiring minds wanted to know, but exactly where on that remote trail was unknown.

Update: The name of Mark Sanford’s girlfriend is “Maria” as revealed in some revealing email messages between the governor and said girlfriend. She has two kids and lives in Buenos Aires on a street named Republica de la India, Palermo district.

One of Sanford’s email messages read:

“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.”

Read all the steamy details right here.

Suddenly Sanford appeared at the airport on a return flight from South America. He said that he was not on a soul-cleansing hike and hastily arranged a press conference for June 24th, 2009. During the press conference he admitted to an affair with an Argentina woman which has lasted a year. Now we know.

Read more about it here and here and here where you can learn than an Argentina newspaper has the goods.

Political affairs are nothing new of course. Bill Clinton set the bar rather high, while JFK was a notorious womanizer. In a famous magazine interview, Michelle Obama allowed that she was furious at Barack Obama for inattentiveness to the family, so to speak.

Back to Sanford. “I’ve been unfaithful to be my wife. It began very innocently. I’ve let down a lot of people. That’s the bottom line.”

Photos of the Mark Sanford affair mistress Maria will be posted below when we can find them. Meanwhile view a video of the press conference.

Mark Sanford Press Conference (Video)