The Higher Loyalty, Ctd

Will Wilson disagrees with Conor Friedersdorf's defense of betraying the president's trust:

Is Conor really telling us that loyalty to an abstraction (”the people”) is preferable to loyalty to a person (”the President”)? As a conservative, does he think that the former is even a well-defined concept? Possible given human nature? Desirable? Let’s ignore, for now, the fact that “the President” is in some ways just as damnable an abstraction as “the people”, Bennett doesn’t use that language almost certainly on purpose.