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”!
How did they get printed signs so fast? I have ran for local office 7 times and it always takes me a couple weeks.
V.P. of Dept of Racism - Sticking it to the White Cracker Division
Code Pink and ANSWER are well-funded communist groups. They can get their signs done anytime.
She’s “considering” it? Of course she’ll accept it, she’s a gov hack.
Unique because she’s friends with Bill Ayers.
She needs to get one of her own kind to file another big lawsuit and pocket some more of the productive classs money.
Stick a fork in it, the USA is done.
What’s their excuse for not giving her back her same job? Why’s she being moved to another position? More $$$ maybe?
Normally, the DC/Capitol police frown on armed protesters ...
Perhaps some animals are more equal than others.
Obama was behind Vilsack 100 percent.
Same goes for Obama and Wright, Obama and Ayers...
She has been offered the position of VP. Kills 2 birds with one stone.
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)!
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.
Unique position hmmmmmm will it be plaintiff? or will it be a pay off.
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.
Has she SUED someone????
Just wait, I believe we will be hearing more racist rants from this nutcase...
Nothing happens by accident. Nohing. This is a set up and for some reason things are going to explode.....
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!
Tell us more...links, if available.
I figure that she will get a raise to the super-GS schedule, at a minimum.
There goes our TARP money.
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.
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.
**Thats 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’.
She should be Deputy Racist Jackass of the Department
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....
“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.