Two months after Jennifer Wedel elicited President Obama’s help in finding her husband a job, the phones have stopped ringing and Darin Wedel is still unemployed.

Jennifer Wedel was participating in a Google Plus “hangout” chat with Obama where she told the president of her husband’s inability to find work which she blamed largely on the restrictions placed on H-!B visa holders which her husband was one.

Obama sensing an opportunity with high unemployment numbers plaguing his administration, asked for Darin’s resume saying that America lacks enough skilled engineers like Wedel.

That request spurred plenty of phone calls from recruiters and follow-up by the White House, but no job for Wedel.  One complication is that Wedel’s child custody agreement prevents him from leaving North Texas.

A slight complication that maybe Jennifer Wedel could have mentioned as being a factor in her husband’s job search.

Jennifer Wedel told the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram she had hope after her conversation with Obama.

“I did feel we got our hopes up a little,” Jennifer Wedel said last week. “I mean, he’s the POTUS. But it seems not even the leader of our country can get [Darin] a job.”

For Obama it seemed like a good political move at the time, but it has backfired as he should have had his staff fully vet the Wedel’s before committing to help them.  If he was successful he could claim victory, but by making a promise to help them out,he raised their expectations beyond what was reasonable and his failure to find Wedel a job, only makes him look worse.

That’s probably the last time he’ll make a commitment like that in public.

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