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Leadership vs. Loyalty

What a brilliant piece Michael Duffy wrote on Rudolph Giuliani and his loyalty to Bernard Kerik [Nov. 26]. Duffy's snapshot provided one of the most concise and intriguing portraits of a political animal that I have ever read. He truly captured Giuliani through the prism of his relationship with Kerik, possibly his closest ally. And the statement made by an operative from a rival campaign on Rudy's pitch--"I'm not a nice guy. But the people you fear, fear me"--was so articulate a description it gave me pause.

CARL A. HULBERT BELLINGHAM, WASH.

Duffy gave a thumbnail sketch of Kerik's unpleasant...

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