There's an interesting anecdote in a recent Politico article about how Jon Schnur, co-founder of New Leaders for New Schools, once tried to recruit Michelle Obama to join his organization:
"Back in 2000, Jon Schnur was looking for someone to head up the Chicago branch of his fledgling nonprofit for training inner-city principals, New Leaders for New Schools.
"People told me the most talented person I could find was someone named Michelle Obama," Schnur recalled. "I was able to reach Barack Obama, who put me in touch with her," but the future first lady couldn't be persuaded."
Wow. Imagine if that'd happened. Even more pub for New Leaders than it already has. Sort of explains how Schnur got into the Obama campaign so early and so deep.
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