Shirley Sherrod would like to talk to Pres Obama

As I stated in my last posting WTF/WTH Wednesdays – Shame on the Obama Administration; President Obama should speak with Shirley Sherrod one-on-one and apologize for everything that has happened this week. Don’t get me wrong the apologies by Tom Vilsack (Head of USDA) and Robert Gibbs (Press Secretary) were appropriate, but when you have someone from the USDA telling Sherrod she had to resign immediately to avoid having Glenn Beck aka NUTBAG reporting on the story.  It says a lot about the sensitivity aka ‘Bitchassness’ in the White House; not necessarily calling out President Obama but I think this administration at times pays too much attention to Conservative talk Radio and FOX News.

On NBC’s Today Show Sherrod said she didn’t expect an apology from the president but she would like to talk to him “about the experiences of people like me, at the grassroots level,” she added “Let me help him a little bit.”

Mark Knoller noted this morning that the White House is considering whether Pres. Obama should call Sherrod to apologize.  Knoller believes the president will call Sherrod to personally apologize.

Sherrod also talked about the new job offer from Tom Vilsack; the new job is with the Office of Outreach and would involve dealing with discrimination within the USDA.

Sherrod stated she is reviewing the job offer but  “would not want to be that individual that … everyone is looking to solve the issue of racism in the USDA.”

She would not rule out taking the job before having a chance to review the complete job description.

In all honest I don’t blame her for hesitating in taking this job as it looks like she would become the poster child for fighting discrimination.

Side note, if Sherrod doesn’t take the job let’s hope she doesn’t collect some kind of unemployment benefits.  I can see Republicans (Glenn Beck) jumping on the idea that she had an opportunity to have a job and turned it down; as crazy as it sounds I’m just saying…

As always….
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!


  1. The Worden Report · July 23, 2010

    Were the journalists in the Sherrod affair so much different than the blogger? Moreover, are bloggers who provide news not journalists as the “journalists” claimed after getting the story wrong?


    • bbroadway · July 27, 2010

      No, the journalists involved are no different than the blogger in this case. There are rules to reporting that we expect journalists to follow; as for bloggers we hope they have some integrity. I blog to give my point of view not to break news stories.


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