"Let’s not have a conversation about race." Tina Brown at The Daily Beast says that Shirley Sherrod’s firing isn't a teachable moment, but rather a "dangerous distraction". "The calls for Obama to now make the Shirley Sherrod debacle a teachable moment fill me with panic that the president will retreat to the Oval Office and craft a soaring piece of oratory, instead of getting on with the humdrum business of firing the stumbling, bumbling members of his own team who, as the saying goes, can’t find their ass with either hand."