(CNN) - A day after Mark Sanford admitted to an extramarital affair, one South Carolina newspaper is calling on the state's governor to resign.
"Mark Sanford cannot navigate a deep and painful personal crisis and lead the state through its economic crisis at the same time," read an editorial printed in The Spartanburg Herald-Journal. "This kind of personal issue is consuming. It will be more than a distraction from his duties as governor, it will be a higher priority."
The editorial comes after Sanford admitted he was in Argentina for the past five days to see a woman with whom he had cheated on his wife. Sanford said he did not tell his staff, or his wife, where he was going.
"The Palmetto State needs an effective spokesman who can talk to potential employers and convince them of the benefits of doing business in South Carolina without having to answer questions about his personal life," the editorial states.
Sanford immediately resigned his post as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, but has not indicated any similar plans with regard to the governorship.