In its latest effort to brand Administration policies with high profile athletes, President Bush has appointed Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy to the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. "The appointment has a term of two years with a time commitment of two in-person meetings per year and quarterly phone conversations with assigned committees."
Tony Dungy—who recently became the first black coach to win a Super Bowl—is a darling of right-wing, social conservatives. In July, the coach sat down for a three-part interview with Dr. James Dobson, the rabidly anti-gay founder of the Focus on the Family. Last spring, Dungy was criticized for appearing at fund-raiser for a conservative Christian group that opposed gay rights and same-sex marriage