Yes, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings is an Idol fanatic.
Go ahead and ask: How crazed is she? Spellings is the first in the Bush cabinet to attend a show. It happened earlier this month, and she and daughter Grace even compared notes with judge Simon Cowell. Like Cowell, they loved ousted Melinda Doolittle. “I am shocked over the Melinda situation,” says Spellings. “I am confident that she’ll have a great career.” For finale week, “My pick–Jordin.” Another Idol fan, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, also chooses Jordin, but she likes Blake’s style, too.