Shirley Sherrod's job offer
It’s been at least four days since we heard anything new from the wrongly-fired Shirley Sherrod. For some folks (and you know who you are), that’s just fine. They think she’s at about 14:59:59 on her 15 minutes of fame. But Sherrod has handled the entire situation with a grace to which those who are thrust unprepared into the glaring national spotlight should aspire. That includes her handling of whether she will take that big job that Agriculture Secretary Vilsack offered her last week.
According to CBS News’s Political Hotsheet, Georgia’s second most famous rural farmer (loosely defined -- and don’t make me put the name of the most famous one on the Friday Political Opinions Quiz) is deciding whether to accept Vilsack’s verbal offer last week to become the deputy director of the office of advocacy and outreach at the USDA. Sherrod told CBS News producer Daniel Steinberger that she just started reading over the written offer this morning. Of course she has a lot of questions. "I need to have a conversation with someone," she told Steinberger. This is what’s called due diligence. Something that went MIA in the rush to fire her last week.
Sherrod hopes to make a decision by next week. She should take all the time she needs. This is her life and livelihood. And she needs to be as careful with her next steps as the grown-ups at USDA were careless in putting her in this position in the first place.
| July 27, 2010; 1:28 PM ET
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