We’ve got more than watch parties going to us. Pennsylvania will be well-represented today at President Obama’s State of the Union address.
As the Associated Press reports, Brandon Fisher and his wife, owners of Center Rock, Inc., will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama at the address. Center Rock made drill bits and equipment that were used in the rescue of the 33 trapped Chilean miners. The Fishers spent 37 days in Chile as the miners were slowly rescued.
Joining them will be Brandon Ford, a West Philadelphia High School student. Ford was invited to the White House last fall when he and his classmates won a prize for their “Hybrid X” electric car model. But Ford will meet the Obamas for the first time today. On his first presidential visit, Ford forgot his student ID and wasn’t allowed in the White House.