Going To The Chapel

Wade Horn is Bush's marriage guy. But can he get people to the altar?

It's fair to say that Wade Horn is not your typical George W. Bush appointee. For one thing, the 47-year-old volunteered for George McGovern and played guitar in a folk-rock ensemble that favored trippy tunes like A Horse with No Name by America. Unlike Rumsfeld or Powell, he's so soft-spoken, you have to lean in to hear him. When he spouts statistics about family-dissolution rates, you wonder how he found himself in the towel-snapping world of W.

Horn may have a gentle mien, but his words roil Washington. He has used his mouthful of a title--Assistant Secretary of Health and Human...

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