This is some of the spin you'll hear after a public figure gets caught in a scandal:
We all make mistakes.
As the Bible says: "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
There was a lapse in judgement.
There was an error in judgement.
This is a private matter that's being dragged through the press.
This is a fishing expedition.
There's no smoking gun.
He categorically denies these allegations.
You have to question the timing of this story.
One incident should not tarnish his many years of distinguished public service.
I'm sure he can rise above this.
The true test of character is how you handle adversity.
He regrets any pain he may have caused.
He has faced this matter with dignity and honor.
He has freely admitted his mistake.
He has taken full responsibilty for his actions.
He has begun to reconcile with his family.
It's time to move on.
It's time to move forward.
We must put this unfortunate chapter behind us.
We must let the healing process begin.