Now she can cash in on the kind of jackpot justice which has made this country great. Why work at some stupid job when you can make millions being a victim? The choice was, "obvious". By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press Writer Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Writer â 5 mins ago WASHINGTON â Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department official ousted during a racial firestorm last month, declined Tuesday to return to the agency, though she said it was tempting. Sherrod and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that she may work with the agency in a consulting capacity in the future to help it improve its outreach to minorities. She told reporters she did not think she could say yes to a job "at this point, with all that has happened."