Monday, July 26, 2010
The Sherrod Affair
The Shirley Sherrod affair is sorry commentary on the Obama White House's manner in handling racially charged situations. What is particularly galling is how they allowed themselves to be punked by right wingers determined to bring them down. So hypersensitive to charges of preferential treatment for black folks that they never bothered to get all the facts before rushing to judgement. And the mea culpas by Administration spokesmen, including Obama himself and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, are too little, too late.