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Shirley Sherrod Get a Call from Obama

Ask and you shall receive: President Obama has called Shirley Sherrod after she said she’d like to speak to him because “he might need to hear some of what I could say to him [about race].” The White House says Obama conveyed “his regret” to Sherrod and that he told her “this misfortune can present an opportunity for her to continue her hard work on behalf of those in need.” Meanwhile, Sherrod said she is unlikely to accept the job offer that was made to her by the USDA.