Mea Culpas

USDA Offers Sherrod Job Back

On the heels of the Obama administration 'fessing up to making a mistake in the firing of Shirley Sherrod after Andrew Breitbart posted a selectively edited video that made her appear racist, the USDA has offered Sherrod her job back. Will Breitbart follow suit in an apology? “A disservice was done, an apology is owed,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on Wednesday. Gibbs said that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack would apologize and "talk about their next steps.” Reached for comment before the USDA offered to re-hire her, Sherrod said she was unsure if she would want her job back.