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Governor Sanford Believes God Will Change Him

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who admitted last month in a packed press conference in Columbia that he was indeed having an extramarital affair with a woman from Argentina, is facing a tougher life both on professional and personal fronts.

He released an opinion piece today which was published in newspapers across South Carolina, saying that he expects God to change him so that he could come out of this scandal as a better person and effective leader.

He wrote, "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."

Sanford wasn't available for comment since he along with his wife left the state earlier this week for an undisclosed location, their spokesman Joel Sawyer said.

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