Sully posts something Bruce Bartlett said about Bush and loyalty over at his blog.
One thing he says though, that may be based more on myth than fact:
"Part of this may be due to the fact that Bush is personally a nice guy. Many people like him too much to tell him what a shambles his presidency has become to his face."
Well, look at this quote from a Steve Sailer reader after Bush's nasty performance on the first debate:
"I definitely agree with the reader who said that Bush takes after his mother. Barbara Bush definitely has a reputation behind the scenes as a pretty nasty and unforgiving person. I think that her fairly good reputation with the public is based on a) Nancy Regan was so reviled in many quarters that her successor was bound to be positively contrasted with her, whether accurately or not and b) She wrote a book and said her dog wrote it, which was regarded as cute."
That is all.