Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Corbin Hiar: Laurene Powell Jobs: Obama's Awkward State Of The Union Guest:

That's what makes the invitation given to Laurene Powell Jobs so unusual. Most well-known as wife of recently deceased Apple founder Steve Jobs, the bio sent out to reporters by the White House Press Office only mentions education reform work and the boards she sits on. Her late husband doesn't even get a mention. That may be because the Obama administration hopes to mention Powell Jobs' education foundations while ignoring the new attention being paid to how Apple and other high tech companies have benefited enormously from lax Chinese labor standards and the outsourcing manufacturing jobs.

The White House did not respond to questions about the omission. Powell Jobs could not be reached for comment.