When I was on vacation last week, the president announced new members of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. It would love to be a fly on the wall for that meeting. A more diverse lot I cannot imagine. Among the new members:
Chair: Jean Case, wife of tech executive Steve. Okay so far.
Also: Actress Janine Turner of Northern Exposure fame.
Journalist Cokie Roberts.
American Idol performer Jordin Sparks.
Deeply religious former Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerrfel.
Michelle Nunn, wife of former Sen. Sam.
several who are full-time in the social service industry, such as Boys and Girls Club leader Roxanne Spillett of Georgia and Volunteer Florida chief Wendy Spencer
Christian music star Michael SmithÂ (vice chairman)
Actress and multiple-time Playboy model Bo Derek
Hope Taft, wife of former Ohio Gov. Bob
Kelly Perdew, winner of The Apprentice
Mark Yudof, president of the University of California.
All good people, surely. But still a rather strange conglomeration — wouldn’t you say?