A conservative blogger posted the video in which she recalled her reluctance to help a white farmer some 24 years ago. Sherrod, you see, is black.
What was not posted was the rest of the talk and Sherrod’s comments that she overcame that reluctance to not only help that farmer, but is credited with saving his family farm. Oh yes, the credit for that comes from the farmer himself.
This event is a prime example of the wisdom in sometimes waiting a moment or two before jumping to what seems to be an obvious conclusion.
The Department of Agriculture forced her to resign and some say the pressure for that resignation came from the White House.
By late last week, after the entire video supported her version of events, and after CNN showed a reunion between Sherrod and the couple she helped, the White House was back on board with her, asking her to “continue her hard work on behalf of those in need.”
Latest news was that she was thinking about it.
That is what those who immediately criticized her, and those who pushed for her to be fired, should have done. Think about it.