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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The New Media Wins Again

A USDA official who's racist speech was videotaped and then played over the internet has resigned.

The Agriculture Department announced Monday, shortly after published its initial report on the video, that Sherrod had resigned.
“There is zero tolerance for discrimination at USDA, and I strongly condemn any act of discrimination against any person,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a written statement. “We have been working hard through the past 18 months to reverse the checkered civil rights history at the department and take the issue of fairness and equality very seriously.

Good.  Every time the Obama administration has to jump because of the New Media, that's a good thing.  Keep them jumping.  Light is the only cure for the corruption in D.C.  You can see the video referenced at the link.  "I took him to his own kind" is not the words I ever want to hear coming from a government official's mouth.  But the Obama administration revels in racial strife - it's how he got elected, and he's going to ensure that there's more than enough to go around while he's in office.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Garrandamntee she did NOT in fact get fired, but was "reassigned" to some other .gov agency. Heck who even believes she isn't STILL at the same job, considering this adminstration's normal mode of lying about everything?
And having working in the belly of the beast for ten years I can tell you that the vast number of AA workers I had to deal with were carboncopies of this one.
They knew they couldn't be fired no matter what they said or how badly they didn't do their job.