Once and future (?) USDA official Shirley Sherrod is using her 15 minutes of fame to make us wonder if her epiphany regarding race was, perhaps, incomplete or insincere. Is she morphing into a combination of Jeremiah Wright and Cindy Sheehan?
The Obama administration threw Sherrod under the bus in record time, then quickly apologized and rehabilitated her. However, this CNN interview did not show her in the best light.
For example, when she says she didn’t get, and didn’t really need, an apology from the president because “He’s the president of the United States,” ask yourself if she would have said the same thing if George Bush were still in that office. She goes on to say that Andrew Brietbart only released the video because “He was after a black president.” Based on the record, everyone’s pigmentation, not just the President’s, matters more to Ms Sherrod than it does to Mr. Brietbart.
Dan Riehl, at Human Events:
Sherrod says, “I haven’t seen such mean-spirited people as I have seen lately over this issue, healthcare. Some of the racism we thought was buried, didn’t it surface.”
In Sherrod’s world, no one is allowed to object to a significant Obama-supported policy change impacting the healthcare of all Americans without being labeled a racist.