By now, we’ve all seen KO’s special comment and heard the usual professionally depressed progressive bloggers chime in on the Sherrod affair, and not surprisingly, the received view is this is Obama’s fault. And I’m not sure what KO’s problem with calling this an injustice really is.
Am I just being naive that I don’t think he had anything to do with the decision to fire her, and after it was clear something wrong had taken place, made sure the right thing (Vilsack’s apology, Gibbs from the podium apologizing) was done? Christ- it wasn’t too long ago the same damned people were telling us what a mistake it was for Obama and the WH to confront Limbaugh and these asshats. Anyone else remember the vapors when Obama went after Fox?
I found Vilsack’s presser to be pretty compelling- given the history of the USDA and what he has been dealing with for 18 months, it looked to him like there was a clear instance of racism, and he acted. That makes sense. He was wrong, but I found his discussion frank and honest, and didn’t think he was just throwing himself on the sword for Obama. Can someone tell me what evidence there is that the cowardly and right-wing loving Rahmbama was behind the firing? Anyone?
And yes, I know this makes me just a dirty former Republican OBOT, but christ on a motor bike- I’m so tired of this fratricide. Fox and Breitbart and their cohorts in the media and throughout the wingnut blogosphere are to blame, not the WH.