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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Egg - Face - The Sad Story of Shirley Sherrod

A White House official says President Barack Obama supports the Agriculture Department's decision to reconsider the ouster of a black employee for her remarks about race.

The official says Obama hasn't spoken with the employee, Shirley Sherrod, about the controversy. But the president is being kept informed of the developments in her case. The White House official was not authorized to talk publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Obama administration formally apologized on Wednesday to Shirley Sherrod, the USDA official abruptly fired earlier this week for comments taken out of context by conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart.

After a knee-jerk reaction to an obscure right wing blogsite's mischaracterization of Ms. Sherrod's comments, the White House is now trying to get the egg off its face. The only one that comes out looking good from all this is Ms. Sherrod. Not Obama, not the MSM which treated it as a serious story, nor Mr. Breitbart who started the whole thing with enthusiastic misrepresentation. You'd have thought he was auditioning for Fox or something.


  1. Secretary Vilsak acted like a man and admitted his mistake. Breitbart won't admit he was wrong.

  2. Breitbart is like Limbaugh. They believe two wrongs make a right. Breibart thinks what he did to Sherod was justified because the NAACP was calling the Tea Party racist.

  3. The Tea Party is racist. It is the scariest group of people organized since the KKK.

  4. Who says the KKK hasn't taken over. I heard David Duke (Klan) is trying to become involved as a way to reinvent himself.

  5. They are all one in the same; These christian, gun carrying, white Americans who want their country back. They believe their way of life has been hijacked by a black man. I don't care how they try to disguise it. But let's call it for what it is- Hatred, Bigotry, Racism. These people are very scary and sick.