I'd be a terrible secret agent. I can't keep a secret and I'm not sneaky.
But Sneaky Pete was great. I didn't bug him about Gram. Not too much, anyway.
Texting is a fundamentally sneaky form of communication, which we should despise, but it is such a boon we don't care. We are all sneaks now.
If I had been trying to take the job away from him in a sneaky, underhand manner, then I deserved all I got. But it was the other way around. I was trying to get him the job.
See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux, you have to be a sneaky bastard too.