The White House

Sununu is likely to survive the flap over his use of government airplanes for personal travel. But the embattled White House Chief of Staff has used up his margin of error. President Bush, who takes pride in the lack of scandal in his Administration, defends Sununu but is privately unhappy with the episode. And Washington pundits are already comparing the former New Hampshire governor to another powerful but arrogant Granite Stater, Sherman Adams, who was forced to quit as President Eisenhower's staff chief after it was revealed that he had accepted a vicuna coat as a gift.

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