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Obama: Vilsack ‘Jumped The Gun’ On Sherrod In an interview with ABC News, President Obama said that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack “jumped the gun” in the firing of Shirley Sherrod. “He jumped the gun, partly because we now live in this media culture where something goes up on YouTube or a blog and everybody scrambles,” said Obama. He also added: “I’ve told my team and I told my agencies that we have to make sure that we’re focusing on doing the right thing instead of what looks to be politically necessary at that very moment. We have to take our time and think these issues through.”

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