Lips were flapping about Shirley Sherrod all over the Sunday dial this morning, with Jesse Jackson calling out Andrew Breitbart as "morally wrong," reports Politico. He then slapped the White House's "tendency to buckle," in pressuring Sherrod to step down without "due process." Howard Dean piled on to blame Fox News' actions as "racist," while also admonishing the administration "to stop being afraid of Glenn Beck and the racist fringe of the Republican Party." Newt Gingrich took that ball and ran, asking, “If the Obama administration is this afraid of Glenn Beck, how do they deal with the Iranians?” "There may be some similarities," joked Dean. Elsewhere:
- Gingrich is seriously floating a presidential balloon this time, not stirring attention for his latest book: “Callista and I are seriously looking at what would it take,” he says.
- Elizabeth Warren is the logical pick to lead the consumer oversight board, says Tim Geithner. He also doesn't see a double-dip recession looming, though the economy's going to be in a slow upward slog for a year or two.
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