Audio: Sanford talks about his forbidden “love story” or whatever; Update: More audio added

posted at 5:05 pm on July 1, 2009 by Allahpundit

From yesterday’s AP meltdown. I know we’ve covered it but the key bits really have to be heard to be believed. The part where he talks about his “soulmate” is where I finally reached my Don Corleone/Johnny Fontane “you can act like a man!” point. I’m almost surprised he didn’t break into song. The guy’s clearly a wreck, and his judgment’s sufficiently impaired that he thinks three-hour interviews with reporters about his love life are a good idea. Even the head of the South Carolina GOP now says it’s time to go, and that was before he suddenly and suspiciously decided that no, in fact, he’s not going to release any financial records related to who paid for his trips to Argentina.

Luckily, if he does go, there’s a superb candidate waiting in the wings to replace him.

“Jenny has one of the brighter and sharpest political minds of anybody I’ve dealt with. I didn’t always agree with her because she was so loyal to her husband and his agenda,” said Katon Dawson, the former chairman of the South Carolina GOP and a one-time Sanford ally.

“I was always much more comfortable dealing with Jenny, because I have very seldom in my political life dealt with someone as efficient as she was,” Dawson added…

Twice, Dawson invited the first lady to give an address on messaging to a campaign school for South Carolina Republicans. Twice she emerged ranked as one of the school’s top speakers.

“Next to listening to Karl Rove speak with the door closed, it was pretty close,” Dawson said. “Jenny’s one of the best operatives I’ve ever seen. She can move a message, she can move an agenda.”

I’m ready to donate. Click the image to wince.

Update: Here’s almost five minutes of audio from the AP interview. I’m afraid to listen.


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Yawn.

perroviejo on July 1, 2009 at 5:06 PM

love and lust…the downfall of man since the dawn of time.

Palin Steele on July 1, 2009 at 5:06 PM

He’s not even smart enough to be humiliated.

Cicero43 on July 1, 2009 at 5:07 PM

Please just go….

mankai on July 1, 2009 at 5:07 PM

why allah??? did you hear that some gop’er in SC compared Sanford’s tough situation to Palin and raising a downs syndrome baby while being governor.

ousoonerfan15 on July 1, 2009 at 5:07 PM

Take it easy, Champ. Why don’t you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while.

World B. Free on July 1, 2009 at 5:07 PM

Sanford just needs to switch parties and all this noise will quietly go away.

perroviejo on July 1, 2009 at 5:08 PM

This goes to show …never get married.

Firebird on July 1, 2009 at 5:09 PM

Next we’ll hear her gave her the argentinian surprise. (Don’t google if you don’t wanna know!)

lorien1973 on July 1, 2009 at 5:09 PM

In other news I noticed my window sill has some dust on it.

perroviejo on July 1, 2009 at 5:09 PM

Politically savvy vs. hot Latina love. I go with love every time. He just needed to divorce his wife before he went nuts with the soul mate crap then it would have been respectable.

Bill C on July 1, 2009 at 5:10 PM

Please, for the love of god, shut the f’k up.

We are begging you.

patrick neid on July 1, 2009 at 5:10 PM

Somebody take the shovel out of that man’s hands.

aero on July 1, 2009 at 5:10 PM

ousoonerfan15 on July 1, 2009 at 5:07 PM

????????

Cindy Munford on July 1, 2009 at 5:11 PM

“Poon-tang” Sanford…Ready for Jerry Springer.

whitetop on July 1, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Please STFU Sanford! Seriously.

Vigilante on July 1, 2009 at 5:12 PM

This guy is so sappy I have a hard time believing his “soulmate” could even put up with him.

Cindy Munford on July 1, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Next we’ll hear her gave her the argentinian surprise. (Don’t google if you don’t wanna know!)

lorien1973 on July 1, 2009 at 5:09 PM

I refuse to believe that Gov. Soulmate would do that.

He makes the sweet, sweet love and the only moisture comes from his tears of joy.

myrenovations on July 1, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Oprah and Dr. Phil must be circling like sharks.

Cicero43 on July 1, 2009 at 5:13 PM

Do. Not. Care.

Moving on.

upinak on July 1, 2009 at 5:13 PM

Man, this guy was really on people’s short list for Republican nominee? He’s an idiotic lovestruck nutcase!

He needs to shut up but quick.

Wellsy on July 1, 2009 at 5:14 PM

In other news: This just in, Michael Jackson is still dead.

thomasaur on July 1, 2009 at 5:14 PM

This “soul-mate” is a bunch of cr*p.
It is just a nice way to say, “this bimbo does me whenever I want”.
I have never met “soul-mates” who weren’t bang’in the lights out.
The guy living on the street for twenty years is “unemployed”…no he is a bum….the gal banging the married guy is a whore….and the guy doing it is a rascal repulsive male whore.

right2bright on July 1, 2009 at 5:15 PM

He needs to come clean on whether the taxpayers got stuck with the bill. And seriously, he hardly knows this woman, who is still married, he’s still married, and he calls her his soulmate? Yech.

This guy needs a Bobbit – figuratively speaking.

Blake on July 1, 2009 at 5:16 PM

Next we’ll hear her gave her the argentinian surprise. (Don’t google if you don’t wanna know!)

lorien1973 on July 1, 2009 at 5:09 PM

Of course I didn’t want to know, so I looked…good grief…

right2bright on July 1, 2009 at 5:17 PM

Man, this guy was really on people’s short list for Republican nominee? He’s an idiotic lovestruck nutcase!

Wellsy on July 1, 2009 at 5:14 PM

To be fair, that was not known about him until last week. Before this, he was admired for sleeping on his office floor when he was in Congress.

myrenovations on July 1, 2009 at 5:17 PM

His next big surprise will be when she dumps him. She liked him as Governor not as some whimpering idiot.

patrick neid on July 1, 2009 at 5:18 PM

On the plus side – MoDo getting a much-needed career boost from the endless kiss and tell.

whitetop on July 1, 2009 at 5:18 PM

The idea of a “soul mate” is simply stupid.

He should resign for using that phrase.

mankai on July 1, 2009 at 5:19 PM

I’m trying to think of someone that we thought this highly of, falling to a level this low. I can’t. Help me.

Jaibones on July 1, 2009 at 5:19 PM

Jenny for governor! I’ll definitely contribute too!

jencab on July 1, 2009 at 5:19 PM

He should resign for using that phrase.

mankai on July 1, 2009 at 5:19 PM

Exactly.

Jaibones on July 1, 2009 at 5:19 PM

I’m trying to think of someone that we thought this highly of, falling to a level this low. I can’t. Help me.

Jaibones on July 1, 2009 at 5:19 PM

Obama , heh..

the_nile on July 1, 2009 at 5:20 PM

His next big surprise will be when she dumps him. She liked him as Governor not as some whimpering idiot.

patrick neid on July 1, 2009 at 5:18 PM

And closing out this Lifetime movie, Ms. Sanford and Ms. Soulmate meet for martinis and become fast friends.

sherry on July 1, 2009 at 5:20 PM

This guy needs a Bobbit – figuratively speaking.

Blake on July 1, 2009 at 5:16 PM

Seems like he already had one. The guy sounds like a woman.

Esthier on July 1, 2009 at 5:20 PM

How wonderful. Now please die.

Geochelone on July 1, 2009 at 5:20 PM

This guy is a f%$king embarrassment. He’s moved well past diggin’ with a shovel and is now in full excavator mode.

Roc on July 1, 2009 at 5:21 PM

What a silly doofus he is. I can’t imagine either woman is going to want him after this.

NellE on July 1, 2009 at 5:22 PM

“Jenny has one of the brighter and sharpest political minds of anybody I’ve dealt with.

“Jenny’s one of the best operatives I’ve ever seen. She can move a message, she can move an agenda.”

Maybe this is why Mark Sanford is behaving the way he is.

Daggett on July 1, 2009 at 5:22 PM

What is this “soul mate” thing? For a real man, love consists of being fed, getting laid and not being nagged.

lorien1973 on July 1, 2009 at 5:25 PM

Hey, maybe HA can follow this thread with one about the Jackson family, then another about Sanford, then about Mike Jackson’s family again, then Sanford….

Bishop on July 1, 2009 at 5:26 PM

I finally reached my Don Corleone/Johnny Fontane “you can act like a man!” point.

Yours is a much better “Italian” movie analogy than what keeps running through my head – :

Ronny Cammareri: I love you.
Loretta Castorini: [slaps him twice] Snap out of it!

tru2tx on July 1, 2009 at 5:26 PM

What is this “soul mate” thing? For a real man, love consists of being fed, getting laid and not being nagged.

lorien1973 on July 1, 2009 at 5:25 PM

You smooth talking romantic, you.

Daggett on July 1, 2009 at 5:26 PM

In other news: This just in, Michael Jackson is still dead.

thomasaur on July 1, 2009 at 5:14 PM

Too Funny!

Firebird on July 1, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Can I write this guy a big check to make him say he secretly converted to Democrat a few years back?

marklmail on July 1, 2009 at 5:27 PM

I have been avoiding these Sanford threads like a madwoman because .. well .. he’s creeping me the hell out. But I have to ask. HAVE to. WTH is this woman doing in bed that has this guy so wrapped around the axle and does she kiss and tell her techniques? She has driven this guy nuts. I want that skill. It’s either that or he has really low expectations. Shut up. You want to know, too.

BrideOfRove on July 1, 2009 at 5:27 PM

This man is a sated, perhaps terminally, infatuated, moonstruck puppy with an adolescent emotional age of about 16. As I have said before, what about STFU doesn’t Sanford understand? He obviously has not only no intention of saving his marriage but is also hell bent to embarrass everyone who cares for him.

marybel on July 1, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Nervous breakdown in progress and in public. When he recovers from this segment, he’ll look back at these interviews and then eat a gun barrel.

a capella on July 1, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Words of advice from the African American community. If it’s good enough advice for Rev-uh-rund Jesse, it’s good enough for Governor Mark.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 1, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Allah’s clip cuts off just before Sanford pulled a guitar from behind the chair and launched into a rendition of the Theme from Love Story.

Where do I begin,
to tell the story of how great a love can be?
The sweet love story that is older than the sea.
The simple truth about the love she brings to me.
Where do I start?

Cicero43 on July 1, 2009 at 5:29 PM

“Click the image to wince.”

Allah………

……….. I know you put a lot of work into your posts, but I just can’t hear about this guy’s filthy sanchez anymore.

Seven Percent Solution on July 1, 2009 at 5:30 PM

I hear that train a comin’, it’s comin’ on around that bend…

portlandon on July 1, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Good grief, Sanford needs some serious couseling. YOU CAN’T MAKE YOURSELF FALL IN LOVE/BACK IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE.

txag92 on July 1, 2009 at 5:32 PM

Cicero43 on July 1, 2009 at 5:29 PM

If you remember correctly, Al Gore said that “Love Story” was a story based on his life and love with Tipper…funny you jogged my memory on that.
Both of them seem to have a unwillingness to face reality…

right2bright on July 1, 2009 at 5:32 PM

Allah, that “dude” on the front page should be “DUDE!!!!!!”

ChrisM on July 1, 2009 at 5:33 PM

Jenny can be governor and restore the Governor’s office to sanity and dignity. Mark Sanford can write schlocky romance novels, and John Edwards can replace Fabio as the model for the book covers.

Buy Danish on July 1, 2009 at 5:34 PM

If you remember correctly, Al Gore said that “Love Story” was a story based on his life and love with Tipper…
right2bright on July 1, 2009 at 5:32 PM

How does Algore explain the fact that Tipper isn’t dead?

Cicero43 on July 1, 2009 at 5:34 PM

BrideOfRove on July 1, 2009 at 5:27 PM

I’m with you.

txag92 on July 1, 2009 at 5:35 PM

That is just sooooo beautifyul Gov. You have no idea how much your love for your mistress means to us. You are JUST like King David (or would be if King David were to have held serial press conference to loudly proclaim “The Heart wants what the Heart wants!)

Anyway, I hope the South Carolina AG gets through those financial records pretty quick so you can spend some time in the State Penn. Maybe you won’t have a “soul mate”, but your “cell mate” Deon will no doubt “fill you with love” (not your “heart” necessarily, but another place). You should “try to fall in love” with him!

Kasper Hauser on July 1, 2009 at 5:35 PM

Seriously, STFU Already!!!

roux on July 1, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Before this, he was admired for sleeping on his office floor when he was in Congress.

myrenovations on July 1, 2009 at 5:17 PM

With who???

Knucklehead on July 1, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Time to cut this mid-life crisis freak loose.

MaiDee on July 1, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Well alrighty then. Message to any other “one affair away from a nervous breakdown” republicans – see the Sanford file and find a really good shrink.

Run Jenny Run!

thevastlane on July 1, 2009 at 5:37 PM

John Edwards can replace Fabio as the model for the book covers.

Buy Danish on July 1, 2009 at 5:34 PM

No he can’t. He’s politician pretty. Not real pretty.

Esthier on July 1, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it.
Just beat it.

NTWR on July 1, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Everytime Sanford is mentioned, I think of this…
http://tinyurl.com/598fy8

ramrants on July 1, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Can we ignore this idiot….please???

Sanford will repackage himself (no pun intended) after his wife gets done with him and try to be a leader wannabe on the Right. We don’t need him. Must avoid him at all costs.

Besides, he outsourced.

coldwarrior on July 1, 2009 at 5:38 PM

If he was a lib, he’d just claim temporary insanity and go into rehab.

whitetop on July 1, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Next we’ll hear her gave her the argentinian surprise. (Don’t google if you don’t wanna know!)

lorien1973 on July 1, 2009 at 5:09 PM

Is that what it’s called?

txag92 on July 1, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Bubba would make a great wingman for this guy.

locomotivebreath1901 on July 1, 2009 at 5:39 PM

How does Algore explain the fact that Tipper isn’t dead?

Cicero43 on July 1, 2009 at 5:34 PM

That’s funny…Gore only read the first two chapters apparently…or it was projection.

right2bright on July 1, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Well, I will never achieve Michelle Obama’s level of “not being proud of my country”, but after watching all the press this kind of crap gets, combined with the Michael Jackson media blitz, the media fellatio of Obama and the idiot masses who carry on without a friggin’ clue –

– I can come pretty darned close.

reaganaut on July 1, 2009 at 5:42 PM

How does all of this help the people of South Carolina?

Sanford needs to keep all talk about “soul mates” strictly private and behind closed doors. In public, do what the people of South Carolina elected you to do.

To all men caught in such traps, of either party: a self-proclaimed “soul mate” can become a person’s most vicious enemy on a moment’s notice. It’s all based on feelings, which can be extremely deceptive. A precious “soul mate” can become worthless in an instant–but a person who can be trusted is truly priceless. It IS sometimes hard to tell the difference, but a Governor needs to trust only principles from a higher power.

Steve Z on July 1, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Just sent the Governor an email:

I beg you, as one who both voted for you and openly supported your candidacy, please resign. You are embarrassing our state and our party.

More important than that, you profess to be a Christian, and yet you continue to batter your wife with public descriptions of your feelings for your mistress. I am sad. I am appalled. Please stop.

Your public words will ring in your children’s ears for the rest of their lives. Please stop. For their sake, I implore you to restrain yourself.

LEBA on July 1, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Next we’ll hear her gave her the argentinian surprise. (Don’t google if you don’t wanna know!)

lorien1973 on July 1, 2009 at 5:09 PM

Is that something like Spanish flea?

Steve Z on July 1, 2009 at 5:44 PM

I glad that we learned early just how dishonorable this eunuch is.

baldilocks on July 1, 2009 at 5:44 PM

Hasn’t he done enough to hurt his wife. Does he really have to pile on by publically announcing that his wife, who bore him four children, is not his soulmate. Even if this were true, does he really have to tell the world. His infidelity is forgivable; his public humiliation of his wife is not. SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!

RedSoxNation on July 1, 2009 at 5:44 PM

He has to be the most Virginia whipped man on earth.

fourdeucer on July 1, 2009 at 5:44 PM

Steve Z on July 1, 2009 at 5:44 PM

Mmmmm, no.

coldwarrior on July 1, 2009 at 5:45 PM

Referring to his Argentinian fellatrix as his “soulmate” ain’t exactly the way to get back into the graces of his wife, who is obviously far sharper than he is in every respect.

molonlabe28 on July 1, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Can this guy and the anonymous McCain staffers please hop the next flight out of here? Guantanamo, perhaps?

thevastlane on July 1, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Can this guy and the anonymous McCain staffers please hop the next flight out of here? Guantanamo, perhaps?

thevastlane on July 1, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Perhaps, Kigali, Rwanda?

coldwarrior on July 1, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Perhaps, Kigali, Rwanda?

coldwarrior on July 1, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Yes, that’ll do

thevastlane on July 1, 2009 at 5:50 PM

With who???

Knucklehead on July 1, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Zing!

Hey, if I was married to a tool that spouted off about his mistress being his soulmate? It wouldn’t take me 5 minutes to contact an attorney. Kids or no kids. This guy is beyond reprehensible. He seems to enjoy the attention. I’m not giving him any more of mine.

scalleywag on July 1, 2009 at 5:51 PM

His next big surprise will be when she dumps him. She liked him as Governor not as some whimpering idiot.

patrick neid on July 1, 2009 at 5:18 PM

And closing out this Lifetime movie, Ms. Sanford and Ms. Soulmate meet for martinis and become fast friends.

sherry on July 1, 2009 at 5:20 PM

I doubt it will end that nicely. I fear we’ll be reading about a suicide before this is all over.

InCali on July 1, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Paging the Fox News Sexpert: Urgent: Call the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion!

Steve Z on July 1, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Bubba would make a great wingman for this guy.

locomotivebreath1901 on July 1, 2009 at 5:39 PM

Nah, Bubba likes to hit it and quit it. Gov. Soulmate wants to go steady and echange ID bracelets.

myrenovations on July 1, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Dude…I defended him..well, at least gave him the benefit of the doubt because he seemed remorseful and like a man torn. However, I’ve now come to the conclusion that He Crazy. An absolute wreck and while I loved him as my Governor, the dude can’t function in any meaningful capacity, obviously. Unless you count breaking into tearful singing of “Endless Love”.

Stop. Talking. Now, Mark. Head to the farm for a “rest”. Thanks!

Lori_Z on July 1, 2009 at 5:53 PM

He should go, he should shut up, but I still can’t help wondering where was all of this concerned reportage on Hussein O.’s background?

pcpower1 on July 1, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Someone is trying awfully hard to convince everyone that he is heterosexual. Sanford is such a wuss — he needs Lindsey Graham to show him how to man up.

Terrie on July 1, 2009 at 6:01 PM

Governor Sanford, please stop talking, pay back the misused state funds, then go away.

Loxodonta on July 1, 2009 at 6:02 PM

If you remember correctly, Al Gore said that “Love Story” was a story based on his life and love with Tipper…
right2bright on July 1, 2009 at 5:32 PM
How does Algore explain the fact that Tipper isn’t dead?

Cicero43 on July 1, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Ok that hurt ,my side will never be the same. LOL

LSUMama on July 1, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Take it easy, Champ. Why don’t you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while.
World B. Free on July 1, 2009 at 5:07 PM

LMAO! I know that’s from a movie; Anchorman, right?

nickj116 on July 1, 2009 at 6:07 PM

No he can’t. He’s politician pretty. Not real pretty.
Esthier on July 1, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Fabio wasn’t pretty either. It’s all about the hair. Although they’d have to photoShop a muscular body to replace Edwards’ puny frame.

Buy Danish on July 1, 2009 at 6:13 PM

I’m trying to think of someone that we thought this highly of, falling to a level this low. I can’t. Help me. Jaibones on July 1, 2009 at 5:19 PM

Good question. It’s not really equivalent but it’s a little like some child actor who was great in some sitcom and everyone thought he was so cute and adorable and then he grows up and gets caught dealing drugs or stars in some raunchy porno movie. Or an athlete admired by millions who gets caught molesting little kids.

Famous people just aren’t who we think they are a lot of times. Unless Mark Sanford has some kind of undisclosed medical condition that’s affecting his mind, he didn’t just become this grotesquely buffoonish in the last few days. He had to have always had this in him. We just never saw it.

Bennett on July 1, 2009 at 6:14 PM

The poor man is having a serious breakdown. He needs to go away as soon as possible.
As soon as I read her complete statement a few days back, I knew she had a future in politics. It looks as if Carl Rove knows about her and thinks the same thing.
My advice to her(though she doesn’t need it)would be, Run, Jenny, Run!

BetseyRoss on July 1, 2009 at 6:19 PM

I’m about ready to call off any support for any GOP male. Seriously, where did all the real men go? Except for Jindal, our only hope seems to be from women–Palin, Jeri Thompson, and now Mrs. Sanford.
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I was preoccupied for a few weeks. Jindal is still OK, right? He hasn’t claimed to be descended from Martians yet has he?

artlover on July 1, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Please make this stop. He needs to go away. I only listened to a little of if. I couldn’t take much after the whole “did you go dancing” and then him saying he never crossed the sex line.

hmfearny on July 1, 2009 at 6:27 PM

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