Samara O'Shea

Electronically Sealed with a Kiss

I love when this happens. I’m worried that I have nothing to blog about and then a story just falls in my lap. Today The State—South Carolina’s largest newspaper—published e-mails written back and forth between Governor Sanford and his Argentinean mistress. I must say I’m moved and a little turn on. The man can write! I’ve pulled two excerpts to include here, but be sure to read them in their entirety.

I must also give The State credit. They received the e-mails anonymously back in December but did not publish them because they were unable to authenticate them. That’s exactly what journalism is for! Finding and VERIFYING the facts first—telling the public second. And now that the confession has been made, the letters are the icing on top of the scandalous cake. And how sweet they are!

Thu, 10 Jul 2008 00:24:54 -0400

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 …

Lastly I also suspect I feel a little vulnerable because this is ground I have never certainly never covered before – so if you have pearls of wisdom on how we figure all this out please let me know… 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.