[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/06/24/south.carolina.governor.emails/art.sanford.head.down.gi.jpg caption="Sanford brushed aside calls for his resignation Friday."](CNN) - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford brushed aside calls for his resignation Friday, telling reporters he is just trying to "survive today."
"I'm just trying to survive today is what I'm trying to do," he said in a brief question-and-answer session with members of the media, adding that "my hunch is to continue on."
The embattled governor also praised his wife Jenny's reaction to his admission of an affair with an Argentine woman.
"Jenny has been absolutely magnanimous and gracious as a wonderful Christian woman in this process," Sanford said.