August 25, 2010
Shirley Sherrod: There, There, Tom
There’s life. And then there’s the photo-op.
Tom got his hug, but that’s where Shirley — quicker to open her eyes — drew the line.
(caption: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack embraced ex-USDA official Shirley Sherrod at a news conference in Washington Tuesday. Ms. Sherrod, who was ousted when racial comments she made were taken out of context, declined a new position with the USDA.)
(8/25 10:36 am PST – updated w/ additional photo)