Originally posted by @wolfgang59
You ever been to an office xmas party??
I also remember what happened in that company, and his marriage, when the boss started s##gging his secretary. It wasn't pretty, particularly for his wife and children, but it didn't cause our customers to mis-trust the company. (Internally was another matter, but that was his problem, not mine.)
But... his company. He could hire and fire who he wanted, and it would not have an impact on public policy. It made a difference to his employees. If a government minister does the same, it makes a difference to the running of the country, and therefore, to everybody.