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Ag secretary offers Sherrod 'unique' position
Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2010 | MARY CLARE JALONICK and BEN EVANS

Posted on 07/21/2010 2:18:23 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has apologized to ousted employee Shirley Sherrod and offered her a unique new position at the agency.

Sherrod, in an interview with The Associated Press, says she is considering the offer.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


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1 posted on 07/21/2010 2:18:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

V. P. in charge of please don’t sue us again?


2 posted on 07/21/2010 2:19:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like the offer Bubba gave Monica.


3 posted on 07/21/2010 2:20:27 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Capitalism Czar! She’s perfect!


4 posted on 07/21/2010 2:21:28 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Incompetency reigns at ObamaNation.


5 posted on 07/21/2010 2:22:19 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“a million, no strings, then we’ll talk”


6 posted on 07/21/2010 2:22:55 PM PDT by Kennard (io)
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To: earlJam

This whole issue is either gross stupidity or a complete misdirection.

I just wonder what they don’t want us to be aware of


7 posted on 07/21/2010 2:24:13 PM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was I hearing things or did I hear him say she knew about the video last week and sent him an email he never got?

I sense there is even more to this story.....

Sounding more and more like a set up from the top to get everybody's attention away from whatever it is they're up to on the Hill again.

8 posted on 07/21/2010 2:25:46 PM PDT by Grumpybutt (Back off! I'm Grumpy (love that car window sticker!) LOL)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She needs to talk with her attorneys. Crowell & Moring, perhaps?

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Stacking the deck???

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2009/federal-appointments/person/ramona-emilia-romero/

Ramona Emilia Romero
[Agriculture Department logo]
Agriculture Department
General Counsel
Announced: June 25, 2010
Bio

* Education: Barnard College, BA; Harvard University, JD
* Ethnicity: Hispanic
* Gender: Female

Last Job

* DuPont

Other Job

* Crowell & Moring, litigator

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http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=search&case=/data2/circs/DC/025052a.html

97cv01978). In response, lawyers from the Pro Bono Com- mittee and the firms of Arnold & Porter and Crowell & Moring recruited some of Washington’s largest law firms: Covington & Burling; Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood; Step- toe & Johnson; Swidler, Berlin, Shereff & Friedman; and Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering. The district court, recogniz- ing the competing demands on class counsel arising out of their representation of multiple claimants in both tracks and at various stages of the claims resolution process, hoped that this added assistance would lift the “heavy burden of Track B litigation from the shoulders of Class Counsel,” enabling them to “focus on the petition [for monitor review] process.” Pig- ford, 143 F. Supp. 2d at 30 n.1.

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http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2010/02/government-announces-125-billion-settlement-in-black-farmer-litigation.html

February 18, 2010
Government Announces $1.25 Billion Settlement in Black Farmer Litigation

EXCERPT

Crowell & Moring partner Andrew Marks, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said he looks forward to working with the administration to ensure the necessary funding is provided. “We are very pleased that we have been able to reach a settlement that will at long last provide meaningful relief to tens of thousands of black farmers who were the victims of decades of race discrimination by the government,” Marks said.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/26/us/26farmers.html

Then in February, the farmers and the Obama administration reached a settlement to pay out an additional $1.15 billion, and President Obama, who co-sponsored the 2008 measure as a senator, included the money in his proposed budget for the 2011 fiscal year.

The amount each farmer will receive will not be determined until all the claims have been vetted, said Andrew Marks, a lawyer with Crowell & Moring in Washington, one of the firms representing the farmers. Some 30,000 claims have been filed, he said, and lawyers expect a “significant” number of additional claims.

In the 1999 settlement, successful plaintiffs filing basic claims received $50,000 tax free. The money is half what the farmers sought, but the administration’s promise of a quick resolution prompted them to accept the deal, Mr. Boyd said.

Congress missed a March 31 deadline set by the administration to provide financing, which would have allowed payments to start by the summer of 2011.

The farmers agreed to give the government an extension through May 31. The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that includes the settlement.

The settlement has strong support across party lines, but some lawmakers are worried that the bill’s costs have not been offset by corresponding cuts in spending.

If Congress misses another deadline, the farmers can withdraw from the settlement, which most are reluctant to do.

Mr. Boyd suggested that Mr. Obama circumvent Congress and pay farmers out of the same special Treasury Department fund used to pay Pigford claims.

So far, Mr. Obama has deferred to Congress. Some farmers have speculated that the president is shying away from the issue because it involves race. The White House said that was untrue.

“The president’s approach to this is not based on the color of skin but because of what is right,” said Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary.


9 posted on 07/21/2010 2:25:55 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Cowman

Ready, Fire, Aim!


10 posted on 07/21/2010 2:26:32 PM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: BenLurkin
LMAO!

Pigford v Vilsack.....for those who haven't caught up yet.

11 posted on 07/21/2010 2:29:40 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe she can carry around a picture of an elbow and an assh#!e so Vilsack can tell one from the other.


12 posted on 07/21/2010 2:36:34 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is utterly insane. I guess the $13 million she and her SNCC-Black Panther husband Charles Sherrod got wasn’t enough, huh?


13 posted on 07/21/2010 2:38:18 PM PDT by livius
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Take the coming award from Obama’s security detail budget.


14 posted on 07/21/2010 2:39:55 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberals are right. The AZ situation is like Nazi Germany. Mexico is Germany and Arizona is Poland)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

‘unique’ position ?

yikes

BOHICA Alert!


15 posted on 07/21/2010 2:40:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: BenLurkin

LOL


16 posted on 07/21/2010 2:41:52 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Grumpybutt

HE IS LYING THROUGH HIS TEETH. OBAMA KNEW AND ORDERED HIM TO FIRE HER ASAP. NOW HE IS FALLING ON THE SWORD FOR THE DIRTBAG-IN-CHIEF.

DISGUSTING.


17 posted on 07/21/2010 2:45:17 PM PDT by rep-always
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Once again the TAXPAYERS will foot the bill (Pay the fine) for Obama’s maladministration! Oust the lot of them in November!!!


18 posted on 07/21/2010 2:45:32 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Democrat base has spoken!


19 posted on 07/21/2010 2:48:25 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hehehehe, her new position will be called “plaintiff”!


20 posted on 07/21/2010 2:58:10 PM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: smoothsailing

How did they get printed signs so fast? I have ran for local office 7 times and it always takes me a couple weeks.


21 posted on 07/21/2010 3:02:30 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: BenLurkin

V.P. of Dept of Racism - Sticking it to the White Cracker Division


22 posted on 07/21/2010 3:05:04 PM PDT by Left2Right ("Starve the Beast!")
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To: mortal19440

Code Pink and ANSWER are well-funded communist groups. They can get their signs done anytime.


23 posted on 07/21/2010 3:07:07 PM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She’s “considering” it? Of course she’ll accept it, she’s a gov hack.


24 posted on 07/21/2010 3:13:18 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unique because she’s friends with Bill Ayers.


25 posted on 07/21/2010 3:18:34 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: BenLurkin

She needs to get “one of her own kind” to file another big lawsuit and pocket some more of the productive class’s money.

Stick a fork in it, the USA is done.


26 posted on 07/21/2010 3:24:09 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What’s their excuse for not giving her back her same job? Why’s she being moved to another position? More $$$ maybe?


27 posted on 07/21/2010 3:26:37 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Cowman
I just wonder what they don’t want us to be aware of


28 posted on 07/21/2010 3:28:32 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: smoothsailing
That looks like a DC government office building in the background ... and it looks like a protester holding a pitchfork in the foreground.

Normally, the DC/Capitol police frown on armed protesters ...

Perhaps some animals are more equal than others.

29 posted on 07/21/2010 3:29:42 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Obama was behind Vilsack 100 percent.

Same goes for Obama and Wright, Obama and Ayers...


30 posted on 07/21/2010 3:33:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This isn't about Shirley Sherrod. It's about the NAACP members who approved of her former acts of racism by laughing during that part of her speech.
31 posted on 07/21/2010 3:45:13 PM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She has been offered the position of VP. Kills 2 birds with one stone.


32 posted on 07/21/2010 3:49:27 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why , oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: ArrogantBustard

That’s pretty bad about the pitchfork. If we dared carry those, for more serious matters that affect the entire country (v. one person), I think we’d be slammed to the ground and hauled away! And painted as Rs (again)!


33 posted on 07/21/2010 3:54:23 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: rep-always

BINGO! It was so obvious. How many times did he saw “It was my fault” “I did it”, it was laughable. He doesn’t get an Oscar or even and Emmy for that crappy performance.


34 posted on 07/21/2010 4:07:07 PM PDT by mojitojoe (When crisis becomes opportunity, crisis becomes the goal.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unique position hmmmmmm will it be plaintiff? or will it be a pay off.


35 posted on 07/21/2010 4:09:32 PM PDT by mojitojoe (When crisis becomes opportunity, crisis becomes the goal.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The difference between Sherrod and the thousands of whites charged with racism over the past few years is that the MSM worked to set the record straight on the Sherrod story.


36 posted on 07/21/2010 4:10:00 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Bush: Mission Accomplished. Obama: Commission Accomplished.)
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To: BenLurkin

Has she SUED someone????


37 posted on 07/21/2010 4:13:08 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: All

Just wait, I believe we will be hearing more racist rants from this nutcase...


38 posted on 07/21/2010 4:13:30 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Cowman

Nothing happens by accident. Nohing. This is a set up and for some reason things are going to explode.....


39 posted on 07/21/2010 4:16:30 PM PDT by Shady (No more LAWS based on LIES!!!!)
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To: smoothsailing

Don’t these rabble-rousing, ne’er-do-wells have jobs??? Of course not...they’re all on the newest big government entitlement program called: unemployment!


40 posted on 07/21/2010 4:27:31 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Ann Archy
she mentioned she is thinking about suing Andrew, Fox News and the federal govt over her firing.
41 posted on 07/21/2010 4:28:06 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: livius
This is utterly insane. I guess the $13 million she and her SNCC-Black Panther husband Charles Sherrod got wasn’t enough, huh?

Tell us more...links, if available.

I figure that she will get a raise to the super-GS schedule, at a minimum.

42 posted on 07/21/2010 4:47:08 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There goes our TARP money.


43 posted on 07/21/2010 4:59:24 PM PDT by Ham Hock
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They created a new position for her? My question remains, if she had just won a suit against the Agriculture Department, why did they hire her in the first place? You don’t usually hire someone who just took a bunch of money from you, even if it was fully justified.


44 posted on 07/21/2010 5:36:35 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sherrod will sue USDA for getting fired, will collect a lot of money in damages and then will be hired by the Pretender In Chief as a civil rights consultant.....for a lot of money.


45 posted on 07/21/2010 5:37:00 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (We don't have a leader in the Oval Office, we have a reader in the Oval Office.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Do she get another $150,000 again in shakedown money?

USDA Employee Shirley Sherrod Received $150,000 in Minority Farm Lawsuit


46 posted on 07/21/2010 5:51:54 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Borax Queen

**That’s pretty bad about the pitchfork.**

Well, where I live, it’s referred to as a ‘spudhoe’. Flat tines, somewhat dull tipped, about an inch wide. They work real nice for digging up potatoes.

The protesters probably think it’s a real pitckfork, but wouldn’t be caught dead actually having to use one for pitching hay that’s already ‘been through the cow’.


47 posted on 07/21/2010 5:52:53 PM PDT by Zuriel (Acts 2:38,39....nearly 2,000 years and still working today!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She should be Deputy Racist Jackass of the Department


48 posted on 07/21/2010 6:06:03 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Put her directly in the White House — she and Obozo are made for each other. One racist POS “community organizer” to another, even if he did say he was fully briefed on and approved of her firing....


49 posted on 07/21/2010 6:13:56 PM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Offers her a unique position”. Boy, this White House crowd is a real bunch of amateurs. They’re taking something that should be private and spreading it all over the country.


50 posted on 07/21/2010 6:16:57 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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