William Safire’s excellent take on the Bulger saga:

What will be the consequence of the Good Seed’s brotherly protection of the Bad Seed? My guess is that President Bulger will loyally stick by his brother and be forced to resign.

Message to Whitey, wherever you are: Loyalty runs two ways. Call your kid brother. Surrender to the F.B.I. through him. Hasn’t he laid his career on the line by being fiercely loyal to you? You’re an old man now; have you thought of returning that loyalty by saving him from the taint of having helped you?

Won’t happen. The bad seed is probably laughing at his brother for being such a sucker.


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