Shirley Sherrod to USDA: No, Thanks

Ousted official declines return to Ag Dept
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2010 9:38 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Just a month after she was unceremoniously hustled out the revolving doors at the Agriculture Department, Shirley Sherrod has declined an invitation back in. Sherrod met this morning with Tom Vilsack, who offered her a position aimed at improving the USDA's civil rights record. Sherrod said that while she was open to consulting, "I just don't think at this point with all that has happened" that a full-time return would be wise, reports the AP.

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