July 22nd, 2010


An Open Letter to Shirley Sherrod

Dear Ms. Sherrod,

I see that the Administration has apologized for unjustly forcing you to resign and is offering you a new job, and that you're mulling it over. If I may be so bold, I'd like to offer a piece of advice on what to do.

Tell them to go fuck themselves.

They didn't take a second to do any fact checking on Andrew Breitbart's edited video smear job before throwing you under the bus. They didn't treat you with an ounce of trust or loyalty. There's no reason to treat them with any in return.

I'm a behavioralist. I believe good behavior should be rewarded and bad behavior punished. I believe that's the only way anyone learns what is acceptable and what is not. And this was unacceptable. So tell them, publicly, to go jump in a lake. It's the only way the Administration will learn not to make this same mistake again.