Nice Try, Mr. Mosbacher. Next...

He was a Texas millionaire wildcatter, yachtsman, Presidential pal, and chief fund-raiser. So when Robert A. Mosbacher swept into Washington in 1989, he seemed destined to burn up the town. With his winning smile, salesman's exuberance, and glamorous model-turned-cosmetics-queen wife, Georgette, Mosbacher promised to add welcome flash to an otherwise dowdy Bush Administration. And as one of the few advisers who could personally ring up the President, Mosbacher seemed certain to transform his "15th Street Statistics Mausoleum" into a tough advocate for U. S. industry and likely to become the most powerful Commerce Secretary since Herbert Hoover.

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