Sanford backs out of promise to release travel records

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 3:54 PM
Last updated 4:06 PM
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COLUMBIA - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has backed out of a promise to release personal financial records proving he did not use state money for trips to see his mistress.

A day after Sanford declared in an emotional Associated Press interview that his mistress is his soul mate, spokesman Joel Sawyer says the governor does not want to discuss personal matters in the media anymore. The state is investigating Sanford's travel to see the Argentine woman the governor identified as his lover.

Sanford agreed this week to provide the AP with proof of his payment for trips to New York and Argentina to see her.

His staff first said the records might be made available Tuesday, and then the governor's spokesman said today that Sanford would not release them.

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 07/01/09 - 02:59 pm
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So Sanford backs out of

So Sanford backs out of another promise. By this time, is that news?

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 07/01/09 - 03:00 pm
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He must be removed from

He must be removed from office. He is hiding much, much more....

fht610
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fht610 07/01/09 - 04:08 pm
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Before this whole thing is

Before this whole thing is over, Sanford might be enjoying his next vacation courtesy of the taxpayers at a "hotel" of the Department of Corrections choice.....

shamrock
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shamrock 07/01/09 - 04:43 pm
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He's not hiding much of

He's not hiding much of anything ... that's what is so amazing. He is a defense lawyer's worst nightmare!

smec29
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smec29 07/01/09 - 04:48 pm
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He doesnt want to kidscuss

He doesnt want to kidscuss personal matters in the media anymore? What took him so long to come to that conclusion?

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