Our boy Bill, as you remember, was impeached for perjury when he denied he had had sex with “that woman”.
Suppose when Monica first appeared on public radar he had issued a statement like
"Yeah, she asked to blow me and being a guy, I said why not. I think all the men and most of the women in this country have no problem with this in principle.
"But it does raise the question if this is fitting behavior for your chief executive. Well, Kennedy comes to mind and the public record of Congressional sexual scandals over the past few decades makes it clear that sex is as much a part of politics as it is the rest of life and, as behavioral transgressions go, mine was relatively benign. I mean, all I really did was close the door and drop my pants.
"Now, if you recognize that Ken Starr is a politically motivated asshole, write your congressmen to get him off my back.
My deep apologies to my family for getting caught, etc."
I think it would have turned the whole thing around.