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Tom Vilsack Apologizes, Profusely, Profoundly, Completely

Tom Vilsack, the secretary of the Department of Agriculture, just gave a short press conference where he took total responsibility for the Shirley Sherrod debacle. “I didn’t take the time I should have as a result a good woman has gone through a very difficult period,” said Vilsack, saying he has learned “a very serious lesson.” “It …

The Full Shirley Sherrod Speech – UPDATE

For those who have been following the Shirley Sherrod/Andrew Breitbart/NAACP/USDA story today – you might have whiplash! – here’s the full text of Sherrod’s speech before an NAACP audience in March. It’s worth watching in full.

(UPDATE: Around 2 a.m. this morning, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said he would review