Call Off the Beer Run… Obama Distances Himself from Radical Sherrod
Bummer, no beer summit.
Obama officials told reporters today that the president will not likely call Shirley Sherrod, the racist official caught on tape bashing whitey during a recent NAACP speech.
We’ll see how long that lasts.
CNN reported, via Free Republic:
White House aides said Wednesday they do not expect President Barack Obama to call Shirley Sherrod, the black former USDA employee who resigned after a video clip of her discussing a white farmer surfaced earlier this week.
Obama also likely will not show up to explain things at a White House briefing, as he did during the controversy surrounding the arrest of professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. last year.
“No more beer summits here,” one aide said. After Gates’ arrest, Obama, Gates and police Sgt. James Crowley met at the White House for beers.
However, they acknowledge the president could change his mind. Last July, after White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters Obama would have nothing more to say on the Gates controversy, Obama made a surprise appearance in the briefing room to announce the beer summit.