Governor Mark Sanford spent part of his Sunday issuing a second apology to the people of South Carolina. The apology comes in the form of a letter released to statewide media. The letter features several references to God as Sanford attempts to lay out a road map of self-examination as he attempts to win back the trust of state citizens on the heels of his extramarital affair with a mistress from Argentina. In the letter Sanford said quote, “I’ve been humbled and broken as never before in my life and as a consequence have given up several areas of control in a way that I never have before, and it is my belief that this will make me a better father, husband, friend, and advocate,” end quote.
Sanford vowed to use his experience to become a better and more effective leader.
In this regard I think all that has transpired will be particularly relevant in the way I deal with the legislative body and other state leaders going forward. The book of Micah 6:8 asks us to do justice, love mercy, and to walk humbly, and as I begin these steps into the last 18 months of this administration, it will be indeed with a more contrite and humble spirit.
While the governor did not get into specifics relating to the state business as it pertains to the Governor’s Office, it is clear he has no intentions of resigning.