Bill Clinton idolized JFK. Why not imitate his idol? Hillary might have had affairs too. Perhaps to them this fidelity thing is "bourgeois morality"?
They may care as much about infidelity as they care about voter reaction to it. Their pollsters and focus groups tell them that open marriages are not morally acceptable, so they cover it up?
Bill Clinton plead guilty to one count of testifying falsely in 2001. This closed the Ken Starr/Robert Ray thing.
https://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/20/opin ... -deal.html
I believe he did it for Hillary's sake. She had just started her career in the Senate. She did not need nonsense while she was earning respect of New York business interests and banks by giving them good service. She worked hard for Wall Street and the Banks, they were generous in 2016.
Bill copped a plea, his supporters paid the fines and he retired until 2008 from politics. Bill helped her to build the foundation of her Presidency. They always called themselves a co-Presidency. Now it was her turn to be President.
Those two are not cynics. They have different values is all.