"Never in my world would I think I would join you as a reporter,” Stanley says. “That is a scary thought isn’t it?”
Yes, it is. Stanley was kind enough to respond to Pith’s request for his reflections on Todd’s misadventures, and here’s some of what he said:
A lot of people make errors and have unfortunate circumstances happen to them. What Curry or anyone should do in this is just let their constituents know that they regret their actions and that they are truly sorry for them. And then I think they should focus on any issue that they have that led them into that situation and just move forward with trying to be a better person and a better legislator.
I haven’t spoken to Curry yet. But what people look for is a true repentance for their actions, not only being remorseful but being repentant. All in all, people are pretty forgiving. All of us have things that happen to us and things that we’ve done that we’re not particularly proud of, but if they see that somebody’s making progress in correcting past actions, then I think they’re willing to give them another chance.
Really, you get a lot of pressure from not only media sources but maybe people inside the party and you’re certainly going to get pressure from the other side. But at the very end of the day, this issue needs to be between Curry and his family and Curry and his constituents. And if they are willing to give him another chance and think he’s been a good representative, then he can stand before them and get a majority vote. Now if they think otherwise, I think they’ll let him know that too.
I resigned because I thought it was important at the time to take the pressure off my family. That was the personal decision that my wife and I at the time ended up having to make. The number one question that I get now is why did you resign? I don’t second-guess that. I don’t look on it and try to Monday morning quarterback the situation. But it’s really a personal decision.