Tuesday, May 26, 2009

First Hispanic Nominee for Supreme Court Justice!

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

I was going to do a post about Beer Can Chicken that we made yesterday, but I decided this bit of news was a lot more imporant. While we all suspected tht President Obama would most likely select a woman as a nominee for the Supreme Court Justice, it never entered my mind that it would be a Hispanic - Federal Appeals Judge, Sonia Sotomayor. I literally jumped for joy.

The article caught my attention when I read that she was raised in the Government Housing Projects (in the Bronx) growing up as a child. I was born (midwives - two sisters) and raised in the projects in El Paso's Segundo Barrio myself. So, an immediate kindred spirit-feeing arouse in me that I hope others feel as well.

The article reads:
"President Barack Obama chose federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to become the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, praising her as "an inspiring woman" with both the intellect and compassion to interpret the Constitution wisely."

Read the entire article here.

Buena suerte Sonia.

11 comments:

Ben said...

Oh wow, what a great piece of news. Buena suerte! :)

Ivy said...

Congratulations, that's great news.

girlichef said...

Yay!!

Happy cook said...

Yeah i read in yahoo news too. Isn't it wonderful.

Adam said...

Yeah, I'm def impressed. I like the direction that the US is heading when it comes to politics and actually putting the most qualified people in position :)

Thanks for the hug. You'll always have mine too :)

Reeni♥ said...

Woo-hoo!!!!

Katie said...

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Chow and Chatter said...

its fantastic I love Obama I bet she will be great

foodcreate said...

Go! Puerto Rico!
Buena Suerte:)

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Congrats for her. Teresa I would love to have the olive garden breadsticks recipe. I am a bread nut so i can never have to much bread.

Claudia said...

Grand news, isn't it?