08/24/2010 04:33 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

REJECTED! Why Shirley Sherrod Won't Be Going Back to USDA (Anytime Soon)

Looks like erroneously ousted Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod needs more "downtime to reflect" on what she wants to do next.

The department's former director of rural development for Georgia today announced she will not be accepting a new, unspecified outreach position offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the wake of last month's bizarre rush-to-judgment slash scandal.

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