It is done. The U.S. Senate has voted 68-31 for the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor as an Associate Justice in the United States Supreme Court.
She is the 3rd woman ever to hold a place in the highest court of the land, and she is the first Hispanic, specifically, the first PUERTO RICAN (hence the flag above) to hold such an position. Incredible. This is truly a great day.
Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States since the Spanish American war in the late 19th century. For over 200 years, the people of Puerto Rico have fought in all American wars, served in all military branches, and been citizens of the United States of America. Now, a Puerto Rican woman is honored to be named and voted in as one of the Supreme Court Justices.
We have a half-black/half-white man as our President, a woman as Speaker of the House and as Secretary of State, and now a female, Puerto Rican Supreme Court Justice. Somebody make some rice and beans, quick!