Thursday, July 22, 2010

President Calls Ms.
Shirley Sherrod

Just this morning, Shirley Sherrod had said she would like to speak to The President to tell him her point of view after being fired over the sliced/diced video on a conservative website.

He had reportedly tried the night before to reach Ms. Sherrod but was unsuccessful. The President did reached Ms. Sherrod by telephone today at about 12:35. They had a very pleasant conversation which reportedly lasted 7 minutes.

The President expressed to Ms. Sherrod his regret about the events of the last several days. In their discussion, he emphasized that Secretary Vilsack was sincere in his apology yesterday,(after hastily firing Ms. Sherrod) and in his work to rid USDA of discrimination.

The President told Ms. Sherrod that this misfortune can present an opportunity for her to continue her hard work on behalf of those in need, and he hopes that she will do so.

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