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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nope, No Big Shock

Lindaman writes:

In the "This Shocks Who?" Department, Shirley Sherrod declined the offer of a different job within the Department of Agriculture this week. While Leftists cheer her integrity for ask for Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to step down, there are questions to be asked about why she decided not to take the job. After all, she said she accepts Vilsack's apology, so that should be the end of it, right?

Not so much. As I suggested in a previous blog post, Sherrod appears to be an opportunist looking for any way to elevate her standing in the world.

And as I stated in response, you're full of it.

Going back to the Department of Agriculture, even after the media frenzy surrounded her firing, would not elevate her, no matter how high profile the job would be.

Plus, there's still the possible lawsuit against Andrew Breitbart to consider. With her recent payday from the federal government, she certainly has made money off playing the race card when it suits her needs.

How in the fuck is her suing the federal government for discriminating against minority farmers "playing the race card"? They got the money, didn't they? Are you saying they didn't deserve the money that they sued for? Why don't you tell us why those farmers didn't deserve the money, you racist?

I do like how, in that paragraph, you made it sound like Sherrod sued the government for herself, personally, and just put the money in her pocket. Were you hoping the right-wing tards wouldn't read the article you linked to?

If she accepted the job, there is a chance that her superiors might ask her to drop the idea of suing Breitbart, which would mean any potential payday from that venture would disappear. And seeing how she's played her firing so far, I don't think she'd allow that. Instead, she's passing up a sure thing for a chance at hitting the legal jackpot.

And that's a big risk, in my opinion. Filing suit against Breitbart may get her a big payday, but it has a greater chance of backfiring against her, leaving her with legal fees and no job, at least in the short term.

You sound concerned. How thoughtful of you. She's willing to take that chance. It's not just about the money.

And, really, who in their right minds would hire someone who took on her own employer in court?

People take on their employers in court all the time, while still working for them. Hell, it happens in Hollywood and the sports industry constantly.

Sherrod had a chance to show she has moved on, and she didn't take it. That, in and of itself, should show us all where her heart really is.

She should sue, sue, sue. And when she wins; maybe, just maybe... the people that tried to damage her character will think twice before doing it to somebody else.

But no, it's no big shocker... that you would take the side of right-wingers that tried to damage her character.