Special Guest at SOTU: Warren Buffett's Secretary

Debbie Bosanek will sit in Michelle Obama's box
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2012 12:27 PM CST
Special Guest at SOTU: Warren Buffett's Secretary
In this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo, Warren Buffett speaks during a news conference in Japan.   (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)

At tonight's State of the Union address, Warren Buffett's secretary will have a seat in Michelle Obama's box, the Washington Post reports. Debbie Bosanek is the inspiration for President Obama's "Buffett rule," a call for the rich to pay a higher tax rate; Buffett famously claimed that he pays a lower tax rate than Bosanek, despite his wealth. Bosanek's presence will help the president make a case for the rule, which he says will in turn boost spending and create jobs. Also attending tonight's address: Gabrielle Giffords, in one of her last acts as a congresswoman, CBS News reports. (More Debbie Bosanek stories.)

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