Official and social Washington's annual report card called "The Green Book" is out, and while two presidential candidates who live here, Jimmy Carter and John Anderson, are in, a third, Ronald Reagan, who moved into the socially acceptable Virginia hunt country two months ago, is not.
Otherwise, there are few surprises in the latest version of the book that annually updates the social acceptability of Washington officialdom and society's upper crust. Attrition within the ranks of the federal bureaucracy accounts for most of the 300 additions and 300 deletions. But publisher Jean Shaw Murray said "The Green Book's" anonymous five-member board dropped about 60 of the 300 names because responses to its questionnaires were never returned.
A new wrinkle, in fact, in the annual guessing game of who dropped and why may be who dropped whom, since right-of-privacy laws require publishers of such books to obtain written or oral permission from the individuals listed.
"The Reagans were never recommended," said Murray, publisher of The Social List of Washington, as the 51st edition of the book with the now-familiar green suede cover went out to subscribers yesterday.
Nancy and Ronald Reagan rented Wexford, the Middleburg estate Jacqueline and John Kennedy built when he was president -- now owned by Texas Gov. William P. Clements Jr. -- to be closer to the Reagan-Bush national campaign headquarters in Arlington.Murray called their move from California a "temporary" shift.
"They are not part of official Washington society," she said. "Obviously, if he isn't elected they aren't going to stay."
Also ignored are some past and present presidential offspring. No longer living at the White House and out for the second consecutive year are two Carter sons, James Earl (Chip) Carter IV and Jeff Donnel Carter, who, with his wife Annette, now lives in McLean.
Also missing is Gerald Ford's daughter, Susan Ford Vance, who moved to Oakton, Va., with her husband, Charles, a private investigator, earlier this year. Jimmy Carter, whether or not he remains at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., is part of official Washington. So is Anderson, the Republican congressman from Illinois.
"I guess nobody recommended her," Murray said of Susan Vance.
Still included, however, are Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda Johnson Robb and her husband, Virginia Lt. Gov. Charles Robb, who live in McLean.
Vice President Walter Mondale's incumbency earned him, with his family, a 1981 listing. Reagan's running mate, George Bush of Houston, listed in previous years when he was a U.S. congressman from Texas, director of the Central Intelligence Agency and chairman of the Republican National Committee, never made it even though he and his wife, Barbara, have rented a house in the fashionable Wesley Heights section of Northwest Washington. Anderson's running mate, former Wisconsin governor Patrick Lucey, who has not moved here from Madison, is also excluded.
Murray said that listees rarely drop out of their own accord, however, and that she has a waiting list of some 350 people who want in. She said she decided not to include them this year because "otherwise, it's going to look like the telephone book."
Death, moving away and divorce still are principal reasons names are dropped, said Murray, who for the first time this year has registered the title "The Green Book." This year, the book costs $3 more, or $38.