An editorial from
Scripps Howard News ServiceIf John Sununu gets his way, George Bush will not be running the White House in accordance with the Washington establishment's ideas of "business as usual." Bush's new chief of staff has let it be known that he plans to offer prospective White House staffers substantially smaller salaries than their predecessors received during the Reagan years. A special assistant to the president for congressional affairs might get as much as $10,000 less than top House and Senate staffers.
As Sununu sees it, according to a spokesman, the chief motive for working in the White House should be "to help George Bush" - not to get a fat paycheck.
As governor of New Hampshire, the thrifty Sununu presided over what is probably the lowest-tax, most fiscally responsible state government in the country. His new colleagues could learn a lot from the Granite State's example.