Jacob Weisberg: Loyalty is the most overrated virtue in politics.Quicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|Loyalty is a wonderful human quality and a necessary political one. No president would think of moving into the White House without known and trusted advisers such as David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett. At the same time, the recurrent presidential obsession with forms of disloyalty, including leaks, disobedience, and private agendas, is a marker for executive failure...GW Bush, Nixon, LBJ are case-in-points.|
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