Cover Story | Mel who? That was the initial reaction of many on Capitol Hill when
George W. Bush announced his choice of secretary at the Department
of Housing and Urban Development. Skeptics wondered openly how a
few years as executive of Orange County, Fla., could have prepared
Mel Martinez to head the nation's vast housing bureaucracy. Mr.
Martinez, however, quickly silenced his critics to win unanimous
confirmation in the Senate. When it came to his resumé, after all,
he could boast one experience