Sanford Says He Won't Resign, Cites Bible

Compares himself to David, who 'fell mightily,' in apology
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2009 4:39 PM CDT
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford wipes away tears during his Wednesday press conference.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Gov. Mark Sanford apologized today to his South Carolina cabinet, the State reports, but said he wouldn’t resign and compared himself to the Biblical David. David “fell mightily, he fell in very significant ways, but was able to pick up the pieces,” said the Republican, adding that he was sorry for having misled his subordinates about jaunts to see his mistress in Argentina.