Ag Secretary Personally Apologizes to Sherrod
She's considering a job offer from him
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2010 4:30 PM CDT
An undated photo provided by the United States Department of Agriculture shows Shirley Sherrod.   (AP Photo/United States Department of Agriculture)
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(Newser) – At this point, who can blame Shirley Sherrod if she wants to make the government stew a little? Agriculture chief Tom Vilsack said he personally called the ousted USDA employee today to apologize and offer her a new job, reports CNN. She was "extraordinarily gracious," said Vilsack, but she's going to think about that job offer for a while.

"A good woman has gone through a difficult time, and I will have to live with that for a very long time," said Vilsack.