Saving a Few Perks for a Rainy Day

HERE'S A NOVEL WASHINGTON idea: an Administration that lives like America, a government that drives its own cars, pays for its own meals and flies coach. Of course, worrying over such things is generally derided as cheap theater that saves almost no money. Yet, as symbolism goes, Clinton's plan to end limousine gridlock and severely limit the use of government planes is gratifying when one considers that a year or so ago flying on a government plane to a dentist appointment was not considered a firing offense.

A warm limo on a cold day set James Baker apart from normal working...

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