I wrote yesterday that "Shirley Sherrod was only unemployed for about ten minutes (all right, two days). But she's been offered groveling apologies from the Department of Agriculture and the White House. The only reason she hasn't got her job back is that she won't take it. "
This is a cartoon from the 27th.
Obama: (Pointing to picture of Shirley Sherrod) Here's one American who lost her job and found one immediately. See? Proof of a recovery.Adviser: (sotto voce) He's reaching.
In real life, the Obama administration has been counting Census workers repeatedly in an attempt to lower the nominal unemployment rate.