Shirley Sherrod has had quite a week. She got out of bed on Monday morning as the rural development director for the Agriculture Department in Georgia, and finished the day a red-hot political football. Fired by a racially trigger-happy White House, Sherrod took to the airwaves to state her case that she's been misunderstood. She luxuriated in the attention. In fact, she looked a little TOO comfy on the couch on "The View." Whoopi had better watch her back.
So Sherrod contemplates her next move, Lebron-like. Should she accept the USDA's apology and take the new job they offered? Should she sue? Retire? Write a memoir? Pose for Playboy? The possibilities unfold.
But it seems to me that her next step is obvious. You can see it coming a mile away.
A reality show.
It'll be called "Keeping Up With Shirl!" It'll air after "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami." Maybe Seacrest will manage some cross-promotion and have Lamar cameo on "Shirl!"
Girl: go with it! These are your 15 minutes. Just make sure you lock down your contract. You don't want to have to go on reality show strike, like Snooki and The Situation.
Appointment TV: "Keeping Up With Shirl!"