After White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles made it perfectly clear that he was tired of Washington, it took all of a New York minute for people to begin wondering about his replacement. O.K., the chief of staff and First Buddy will stick around at least until Congress puts the finishing touches on the budget in the fall, but the person upon whom most of the speculation has devolved is Sandy Berger, the National Security Council chief who missed getting the job last year by a whisker of his perpetual five o'clock shadow. Aides say Berger is much more of...

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