NOTE: This will be expanded-A quck link for NAACP reference taken from a TWITLONGER Post 7/22/10
As for Shirley Sherrod glad the truth shines-I definitely blame Andrew Breitbart the conservative blogger that started this with a doctored video; the news services (FOX NEWS etc); BenJealous President of the NAACP; The USDA its' 'Director TomVilsack and USDA Undersecretary Cheryl Cook ... but OBAMA not sure ...
a) Andrew Breitbart is someone that has only a passing acquaintance with the truth. He has lied most recently, before this incident with the #Acorn story. A group, by the way, that had performed some good but had enough on it that the truth by itself would have buried them.
B) News services are supposed to check and then verify their sources. I'm reasonably sure this wasn't done. At least I HOPE this wasn't done. Better to be thought stupid and obtuse rather than...well evil is too strong a word...let's say driven by cruel forces to achieve an end.
C) Ben Jealous and the NAACP have been toothless and useless for more years than it is necessary to mention. When they finally have a chance to stamd up and be counted they once again show their worth.
D) Vilsack and the Dept of Agriculture and his Undersecrestary, whom it seems actually made the call and demanded the resignation. They took this news and attempted to distance themselves from a hot issue without verification. Never spoke to Sherrod (except to tell her to resign), the news source or the "victims" of this story the Spooners, the farmers, who backed Sherrod and told anyone who would listen that she saved their farm.
E) Obama is responsible when the walls fall..Period. Anything done by his subordinates falls into his lap. I'm aware of that tenet of management. I've lived it. HOWever , no one can be sure Obama was consulted before Vilsack made this "command decision". On the other hand we also cannot be sure Obama didn't orchestrate the "firing"..I choose to give him the benefit of the doubt for now.
What's your take-?
All things Shirley Sherrod http://bit.ly/bqZ0k9