Shirley Sherrod Will Pass On That Job Offer, ThanksAnna North8/24/10 4:38pmFiled to: race in americaShirley sherrodTom Vilsackdepartment of agricultureUsdaRacismAndrew breitbartAppictweet16EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkFired USDA official Shirley Sherrod has turned down Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's offer of another job. However, she doesn't rule out helping the department in the future.After firing her because of Andrew Breitbart's misleadingly cut video of her NAACP speech, Vilsack offered her a do-over: she could take her old job back, or become the USDA's deputy director of the Office of Advocacy and Outreach. According to the AP, the latter job was "designed to bolster the department's shaky record on civil rights." However, at a news conference today, Sherrod said no to both, explaining that she couldn't accept "at this point, with all that has happened." She said she might be open to taking a consulting job with the department in the future, adding, "I think I can be helpful to [Vilsack] and the department if I just take a little break and look at how I can be more helpful in the future."