Image Of Impotence: Obama Admin Can't Get Sherrod On The Phone

Operator, oh could you help me place this call?
You see the number on the matchbook is old and faded.  Jim Croce, 'Operator,' 1972

The Obama administration, the folks that want to run our health care and who knows how much else of our economy and our lives, can't get a simple phone call through to one of its former officials.

In this afternoon's press conference, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs repeatedly said that the Obama administration, through the person of its Agriculture Secretary, has tried but failed to have a phone conversation with Shirley Sherrod, the USDA official it forced out yesterday.

ROBERT GIBBS: Secretary Vilsack is, has tried and is trying to reach Ms. Sherrod. When the Secretary reaches her, he will apologize for the events of the last few days, and they will talk about their next steps.

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GIBBS: The Secretary is trying to reach Ms. Sherrod . . . The next step that has to happen is the Secretary needs to speak with her. And he's tried to reach her and we hope that they [inaudible].

What an image of impotence.  Will the MSM note it?

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.