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Late Night: Jon Bon Jovi Scores Key Presidential Post

Wow, at last the citizens of America can breathe a collective sigh of relief: A post on the new, much-needed White House Council for Community Solutions has been filled by scholar, author, statesman and noted world traveler Jon Bon Jovi.

The 25-member panel–established in 2009 by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act to provide advice on the

best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs

includes eBay CEO John Donahoe, Starbucks Vice President Paula Boggs and Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin.

Ideally, unemployment figures will drop soon, as there are still one-in-five posts still unfilled in the Obama Administration, reports AOLNews, which also quoted a HuffPo report, noting that only

39.8 percent of Obama’s judges have been confirmed, compared to 76 percent for George W. Bush and 89 percent for Bill Clinton at the same juncture in their presidencies.

AOLNews continues with:

The problem also has been aggravated by a proliferation of presidential appointees requiring Senate confirmation. When Ronald Reagan took office in 1981, he filled 295 core policy jobs in Cabinet departments and executive agencies. Obama had 422 such positions and a total of 1,177 full-time appointments that required Senate confirmation.

I wonder if any of those gigs are telecommuter positions?

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.