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Mark Sanford Begs for Forgiveness

Welcome to Mark Sanford's apology tour, take three. This time the governor has taken to the op-ed pages to level with South Carolinians about his mysterious disappearance last month and subsequent disclosure that he had an affair with his "soul mate" in Argentina. “It is true that I did wrong and failed at the largest of levels, but equally true is the fact that God can make good of our respective wrongs in life,” Sanford wrote in a column submitted to local South Carolina papers. “In this vein, while none of us has the chance to attend our own funeral, in many ways I feel like I was at my own in the past weeks, and surprisingly I am thankful for the perspective it has afforded.” He added: “It's in the spirit of making good from bad that I am committing to you and the larger family of South Carolinians to use this experience to both trust God in his larger work of changing me, and from my end, to work to becoming a better and more effective leader.”