I say the Republican Party's loyalty to and defense of this man, regardless of how laughable it makes them seem to the small-minded majority, is laudable. And they should stay the course.
They should keep trying to present this as a Christian soap opera and redemption narrative, and holding out the suspenseful hope his wife will return to him. They should keep talking of this exactly as they have been, spend all their energies upon it.
As many Republicans as possible should speak up, on live TV, at length in his favor. They should bet whatever remains of their credibility and dignity on saving Governor Mark Sanford.
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
words & pictures from John Linton Roberson