Skip to comments.Ag secretary offers Sherrod 'unique' position
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.
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V. P. in charge of please don’t sue us again?
Sounds like the offer Bubba gave Monica.
Capitalism Czar! She’s perfect!
Incompetency reigns at ObamaNation.
“a million, no strings, then we’ll talk”
This whole issue is either gross stupidity or a complete misdirection.
I just wonder what they don’t want us to be aware of
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.
She needs to talk with her attorneys. Crowell & Moring, perhaps?
Stacking the deck???
Ramona Emilia Romero
[Agriculture Department logo]
Announced: June 25, 2010
* Education: Barnard College, BA; Harvard University, JD
* Ethnicity: Hispanic
* Gender: Female
* Crowell & Moring, litigator
97cv01978). In response, lawyers from the Pro Bono Com- mittee and the firms of Arnold & Porter and Crowell & Moring recruited some of Washingtons 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.
February 18, 2010
Government Announces $1.25 Billion Settlement in Black Farmer Litigation
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.
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 administrations 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 bills 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 presidents 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.
Ready, Fire, Aim!
Pigford v Vilsack.....for those who haven't caught up yet.
Maybe she can carry around a picture of an elbow and an assh#!e so Vilsack can tell one from the other.
This is utterly insane. I guess the $13 million she and her SNCC-Black Panther husband Charles Sherrod got wasn’t enough, huh?
Take the coming award from Obama’s security detail budget.
‘unique’ position ?
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.
Once again the TAXPAYERS will foot the bill (Pay the fine) for Obama’s maladministration! Oust the lot of them in November!!!
Hehehehe, her new position will be called “plaintiff”!