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UNDER ATTACK Mark Sanford's Lonely Fight Mic Smith / AP Photo

Mark Sanford's Lonely Fight

Governor Mark Sanford has surely seen better days: his wife moved out over his affair with a woman he called his "soul mate," polls show voters turning on him, and South Carolina lawmakers are calling for his resignation. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Sanford said he was "zen-like" despite the fact that his political opponents "smell blood in the water" over his sinking popularity. He's embarked on a statewide forgiveness tour, trying to win back disaffected constituents. "If I'd read the stuff they'd read, I'd feel the same," he told the Journal. He said that he spent last weekend on a farm with his estranged wife and children, but said further discussion "leads to looking backward, not forward."

September 2, 2009 2:32 AM