Overkill: Obama involved in Sherrod firing
Here is an example of misplaced priorities. The head of the Agriculture Department is as high as this case needed to go for resolution. Getting the President involved in overkill, unless of course, they were behind the firing to begin with.
Having been on various sides of government, I would just as soon be pulling weeds.
“Obama calls fired USDA worker, expresses 'regret'
Sherrod says she's unlikely to accept new government job offer
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday called former federal official Shirley Sherrod to express "regret" over her ouster in the midst of a racially tinged firestorm that ensnared the White House, Agriculture Department, NAACP and a blogger.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the president told Sherrod he hoped she would accept the Agriculture Department's offer of a new position, saying she could parlay "misfortune can present an opportunity for her to continue her hard work on behalf of those in need, and he hopes that she will do so," the White House said in a statement.
Sherrod said earlier Thursday that she is unlikely to accept a new job offer following a whirlwind week in which she was asked to resign over her remarks in an edited video that a conservative blogger posted on the Internet.”