GE CEO Immelt's Conservative Fox News-Watching Mother Didn't Want Him Working For Obama
There was another fascinating part of GE CEO aka White House jobs czar Jeffrey Immelt's interview on 60 Minutes Sunday besides him asking Lesley Stahl why she doesn't root for his company's success.
His conservative, Fox News-watching mother didn't want him working for the Obama administration (video follows with transcript and commentary):
JEFFREY IMMELT, GE CEO AND OBAMA JOBS CZAR: You know, I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and my parents are really right wingers. My dad watches like, five or six hours of "Fox News" every day and stuff like that. So I called home and said, "Hey, just to give you a heads up, you know, I'm going to be with the President and he's asked me to lead this jobs council." And my mother said, "Well, you said, no, of course didn't you?" I said, "No mom, that's not what I said."