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Obama: "Many Are to Blame" for Sherrod Firing

The president blames everyone but himself.

11:15 AM, Jul 29, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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President Obama spoke to the Urban League in Washington, D.C. this morning. Here's what he had to say about the firing of Shirley Sherrod:

Now, last week I had a chance to talk to Shirley Sherrod, an exemplary woman whose experiences mark both the challenges we have faced and the progress we have made. She deserves better than what happened last week.

When a bogus controversy based on selective and deceiving excerpts of a speech led to her forced resignation, many are to blame for the reaction and overreaction that followed these comments, including my own administration. What I said to Shirley was that the full story she was trying to tell, a story about overcoming our own biases, and recognizing ourselves and folks who, on the surface seem different, is exactly the kind of story we need hear in America.

"Including" his own administration? Yes, it was wrong to post the edited clip, but aren't Obama administration officials solely to blame for firing Sherrod before we had the full clip? And where, exactly, does the buck stop again?

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