You Give the White House Council for Community Solutions a Good Name

President Obama has appointed Jon Bon Jovi to the newly established White House Council for Community Solutions, which is tasked with "provid[ing] advice to the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs."
The bio of Bon Jovi provided by the White House highlights his work as chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, "a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the lives of those in need."

"To date, Mr. Bon Jovi and the Soul Foundation have provided affordable housing to hundreds of low-income individuals and families."
"He is also totally famous, so he'll be useful in getting people talking about the White House Council for Community Solutions."

I just find this totally amusing. Not in a critical way—I'm familiar with and very supportive of Bon Jovi's philanthropic work and he's always struck me as a very decent and engaged guy. It's just, you know:

White House Appointee Jon Bon Jovi

I don't know there's ever been a White House appointee whose picture once hung on my bedroom wall. Don't get me wrong, Erskine Bowles is foxy as hell, but he's no Jon Bon Jovi.

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