While Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack starts up the job of pretending that it was all his fault that Shirley Sherrod got fired, the administration that actually canned the woman is beginning its own process. This is how it starts, you know:
There’s an arc to these things. Next you hear about ‘every confidence in [X],’ then it’s ‘the President stands behind [X] 100%,’ then it’s ‘[X] has decided to spend more time with his/her family.’ The resumes to DC lobbying firms shortly follow.
You know, there’s been a lot of discussion on just what happened here with Ms. Sherrod, and whether Andrew Breitbart’s going to take a hit from all of this. Let me put it this way: if he has managed to mousetrap the Obama administration into hastily taking a position that can only be salvaged by the blood sacrifice of the Secretary of Agriculture for (transferred) racial bias… then no. No, he will not.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.