The Man for the Job?

All signs point to Bob Martinez as the White House choice to succeed William Bennett as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Two things make Martinez a natural for the job. One is his reputation as a hard-line antidrug warrior during his single term as Governor of Florida; the other is his connections at the White House.

Those links were dramatically evident during Martinez's losing bid for re- election against former Senator Lawton Chiles. The G.O.P. campaign was headed by the President's son, Jeb Bush, a Miami real estate executive who once served Martinez as the state's secretary...

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