If you're going to discuss South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's South American wanderings to his married girlfriend, why not enlist the expert insight of another governor whose reign ended when he admitted to an affair with a man—and that he was a "Gay American"? The Today Show snagged former NJ governor James McGreevey to comment about Sanford's mess—clearly, Eliot Spitzer passed.

McGreevey doesn't think that Sanford's career is over, "He can be that much more of a better governor because it's admitting his nature, understanding the wrongs." He also mentioned that it's a time of reflection of one's relationship with God—McGreevey is a seminary student after all! Here's the video:

While McGreevey was all Zen during the interview, let's not forget that he was embroiled in a bitter divorce battle and admitted he and his ex-wife had threesomes with a male staffer.

Anyway, South Carolina newspaper The State printed emails between Sanford and his mystery lady "Maria." Here's the oft-quoted passage, before a July 2008 trip Sanford made to NY:

As I mentioned in our last visit, while I did not need love fifteen years ago — as the battle scars of life and aging and politics have worn on this has become a real need of mine. You have a particular grace and calm that I adore. You have a level of sophistication that is so fitting with your beauty. I could digress and say that you have the ability to give magnificently gentle kisses, or that I love your tan lines or that I love the curves of your hips, the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of night’s light — but hey, that would be going into the sexual details we spoke of at the steakhouse at dinner — and unlike you I would never do that!

He adds, " I will make it a point in NY tomorrow to drop by a store and get that movie I promised to send your way ... I am encouraged to know you will not keep it beside the bed least we have tangible evidence of two pathetic figures missing each other far too much to live a few thousand miles apart!" The Daily News looks at the media frenzy around Maria's Buenos Aires apartment, but since she hasn't emerged, it had to reprint a picture of Ashley Dupre.