The FBI file on Steve Jobs echoes the now wide perception of the Steve Jobs "distortion field", his ability to manipulate people and facts. I found one interviewee's remarks quite piquant, not just for what they say about Mr. Jobs, but also about high political office (highlighted)
The interviewee, whose name has been withheld from public record, worked with Steve Jobs, and :
- - Characterised Mr. Jobs as a deceptive individual, who is not completely forthright and honest. He stated that Mr. Jobs will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals.
- - Concluded the interview by stating that, even though he does not consider Mr. Jobs to be a friend, he (Mr. Jobs) has the qualities to assume a high level political position.
- - It was (his) opinion that honesty and integrity are not required qualities to hold such a position. (He) recommended him (Mr. Jobs) for a position of trust and confidence with the government.