Obama to Woman: Send Me Jobless Husband's Resume

Also defends drone use in Google+ chat
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2012 8:16 AM CST

President Obama sat down for an extended "interview" in a Google+ Hangout yesterday, and at one point, things got a little personal, Politico reports. When a woman confronted him over H-1B visas for skilled immigrants, saying that her husband, a semiconductor engineer, couldn't find a job, Obama turned the focus to her husband. "What industry tells me is that they don't have enough highly skilled engineers," he said. "If your husband's in that field, we should get his resume, and I'll forward it to some of these companies." She replied, "I'll have to take you up on that."

Obama answered a lot of other questions as well over the almost hour-long chat (full video here), including one in response to yesterday's New York Times story about drone activity in Iraq. "That story, I think, was a little overwritten," he said, confirming that drones are being used in Iraq, but only for surveillance, not strikes. But he defended drone strikes in general, saying they caused few civilian casualties. "This thing is kept on a very tight leash," he said, according to the New York Times. (More Barack Obama stories.)

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