He used the government to take money from people that work to give it to people that don't work, and that was his chit. That got him out of any serious judgment on any bad behavior in his personal life.
It works for all liberals. It is their redemption. All you do is make a big play, you use government to take money away from people who work and have earned it and give it to people that don't and you are compassionate! You are caring, and you are virtuous, and then you can go into La Brasserie in Washington with your buddy Chris Dodd and start having waitress sandwiches.