President Bush, back in Kennebunkport, Maine, after his Pentagon speech yesterday, got in a round of afternoon golf. His high command hasn't been so lucky, as August vacations became lost to the Persian Gulf crisis.
A few will be getting out of town, however. Secretary of State James A. Baker III plans to leave for Wyoming today, and top aides Margaret Tutwiler and Robert M. Kimmitt are also planning getaways. Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger plans to be on the job.
Defense Secretary Richard B. Cheney will be traveling -- back to Saudi Arabia on Friday, according to his schedule. Two of his top aides, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin L. Powell and Undersecretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, have worked this week, as has his chief spokesman, Pete Williams.
Several White House aides have joined Bush in Maine. They include chief of staff John Sununu, who is spending time at his home in New Hampshire but has come to Kennebunkport regularly for meetings and came here with Bush this week; Sununu's deputies Andrew H. Card Jr. and James W. Cicconi; press secretary Marlin Fitzwater, and deputy national security adviser Robert M. Gates. Bush's national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, has worked at the White House this week.
Vice President Quayle plans to join his parents in Arizona at week's end. He was in Minneapolis part of yesterday for a Republican fund-raiser, and he'll travel to Michigan today for another fund-raiser.