The Sherrod matter a boon for Obama

Jim Yardley
Congratulations, President Obama. It looks like you've won.
Any meaningful questions about your performance in office, or the agenda you, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have been pushing are no longer part of the national discussion.

The dust-up over Shirley Sherrod and inferences about her "reverse racism," the rank stupidity of the NAACP in condemning her and the Department of Agriculture firing her before uttering an ear shattering "Oops!" has effectively diverted everyone's attention from the really serious issues facing our country.

Well played, sir. Sick, cynical, underhanded, true...but supremely effective.

I'm particularly impressed by how quickly you got the NAACP to fall on their sword for you by condemning this woman, especially considering that they had control of the original videotape of her comments, which they could have reviewed at any time, rather than relying on Andrew Breitbart's clip posted on BigGovernment.com.


Congratulations, President Obama. It looks like you've won.
Any meaningful questions about your performance in office, or the agenda you, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have been pushing are no longer part of the national discussion.

The dust-up over Shirley Sherrod and inferences about her "reverse racism," the rank stupidity of the NAACP in condemning her and the Department of Agriculture firing her before uttering an ear shattering "Oops!" has effectively diverted everyone's attention from the really serious issues facing our country.

Well played, sir. Sick, cynical, underhanded, true...but supremely effective.

I'm particularly impressed by how quickly you got the NAACP to fall on their sword for you by condemning this woman, especially considering that they had control of the original videotape of her comments, which they could have reviewed at any time, rather than relying on Andrew Breitbart's clip posted on BigGovernment.com.