I want to believe that the issue with public figures is that we want to hold them up on those pedestals, wishing them to be more than mere mortals. We know they're human; yet we push those mental images from our minds. Even the infamously "bad boys."
Then, they do something (from the sublime to the ridiculous) to disappoint us and we are quick to grab them by the balls and yank them down.
Sadly, that never satisfies some - and they must grind a heel into the groin for good measure.
At one point, a number of years ago, a politician approached yours truly about running for public office. After some heartfelt discussions with my wife, I declined. We decided I had too many boners in my closet to undergo such scrutiny.
I wonder if we could ever reach the point where we fully accept the Biological Nature of men regardless of their job or station in life.
That this base need is fundamental in all of us.