So by now we know Shirley Sherrod got royally screwed by an edited tape put out by fringe right-wingers.
Shirley Sherrod, a former USDA employee who resigned after a controversial video surfaced, told CNN Tuesday that members of the Obama administration “harassed” her and demanded she resign her post immediately.
In an interview with CNN, Sherrod said she repeatedly fielded calls on Monday during a long car ride, during which officials insisted that she pull over to the side of the road and quit her post.
“They asked me to resign, and, in fact, they harassed me as I was driving back to the state office from West Point, Georgia yesterday,” Sherrod told CNN. “I had at least three calls telling me the White House wanted me to resign…and the last one asked me to pull over to the side of the road and do it.”
Sherrod said the final call came from Cheryl Cook, an undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture. Sherrod said White House officials wanted her to quit immediately because the controversy was “going to be on Glenn Beck tonight.”
“We did not pressure USDA or Ms. Sherrod,” a White House official reportedly wrote in an email on Tuesday to The Washington Post.
Everyone in the White House should be hanging their heads in fucking shame today. Vilsack at least should be tossed out on his ass for being such a craven shithead and that woman who made the quote about Glenn Beck should do the honorable thing and kill herself.
You’re going to fire someone without any thought because some right-wing internet goon puts out an edited tape? How far up its own ass is the White House’s collective head? If I was Shirley Sherrod I’d lawyer up and sue the goddamn fuck out of the USDA.