Yes, Californians will remember Duvall for his caught-on-tape remarks, but they'll also remember that he chose to exit gracefully.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, another family-values Republican with a girlfriend, would do well to observe and replicate these actions.
South Carolina editorial boards haven't called for Sanford's resignation because he had an affair with an Argentine woman. They want him out because he was caught telling too many stories, starting with one about a solo hike on the Appalachian Trail that never happened.
But they also want him out, I suspect, because Sanford talked too much. American voters can forgive many things, but they want to be spared the details.