White House Apologizes for Firing ‘Injustice’
Posted on Jul 21, 2010
After it became painfully obvious that the White House had been played by conservatives, press secretary Robert Gibbs apologized to Shirley Sherrod on behalf of the administration. Sherrod was forced to resign because of a video edited by conservative bloggers to distort her remarks on race.
Although it’s nice that the Obama administration eventually came around on this, it’s disturbing how quickly some employees are sacrificed to false controversy while others (Tim “Tax Dodger” Geithner anyone?) can apparently do no wrong.
AP via Google:
An embarrassed White House apologized on Wednesday to a black Agriculture Department employee who was ousted for her remarks about race, saying the administration did not know all the facts when she was fired.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs called the dismissal of Shirley Sherrod an injustice and a mistake and said he was apologizing for the “entire administration.” He said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was trying to reach her to extend an apology.
White House / Pete Souza