Vilsack Apologizes To Sherrod, Offers Her New Job
Well, this was inevitable:
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has apologized to Shirley Sherrod, who resigned from her Agriculture Department job under pressure this week over a video showing her making comments about a white farmer.
“I started off my extending to her my personal and profound apologies for pain and discomfort that has been caused to her and her family over the course of the last several days,” Vilsack told reporters late Wednesday afternoon in Washington, D.C.
“She was extraordinarily gracious,” Vilscak added. “I wanted to make sure that she understood that I regretted the circumstances, and that I accepted full responsibility for them,” Vilsack told reporters late Wednesday afternoon in Washington, D.C.
Vilsack said he told Sherrod by phone that the USDA would have another position for her should she want it. Sherrod answered that she needed some time to think about it, Vilsack said.
Yea I bet she would, once you get thrown under the bus it takes a while to decide if you want to get back on.