[Christian Science Monitor] Gov. Tommy Thompson, President-elect Bush's nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), earned national notice for pioneering welfare reform in Wisconsin. As governor, Mr. Thompson championed comprehensive support for families leaving welfare, successfully marshalling Democrats and Republicans alike to back reforms. As HHS secretary, he can provide the needed leadership so that the next stage of welfare reform expands that support to all low-income working families. His golden opportunity is close at hand.
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