Stand by Me--for a Moment

Everyone extols and admires loyalty, and no one ever achieves it

What you mean "we"? --Attributed to Tonto

One of the more crowd-pleasing themes of the Clinton years has been the question of loyalty. Would Hillary stay loyal to Bill? (So far.) Would George Stephanopoulos? (No.) Would Monica have stayed loyal had Linda Tripp not been disloyal to her? (Probably.) Would Clinton himself remain loyal to anyone? (Sometimes.) These days the theme has spilled over into the primaries, where Gore has blamed Bradley for disloyalty to the Democratic Party in deserting the ship, and Bradley has accused Gore of blind loyalty to Clinton.

Among all the political players, one whose loyalty was...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!