You are correct! Conservatives do NOT need drug addicts as political leaders. He’s an addict and, therefore, is not trustworthy. He needs to resign immediately and let a sober person have the job.
What part does forgiveness have in your ethic?
I am willing to give the guy a chance to redeem himself and let the voters decide...there is no evidence that he is unrepentant and defiant...he is not taking the Gerry Studds/Bill Clinton/Barney Frank approach.
I do not advocate persistent and constant wicked behavior, but those who fall, especially if the offense is relatively minor, ought to be given a chance to straighten out.
Drew Carey defined a libertarian as a conservative who still gets high. Maybe he just needs to switch parties?