Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Politics With Tha Lady Blogga: The Bronx is in the HOUSE!!!!! (Literally)
So I am listening to President Obama talk about Sonia Sotomayor (a name with such a ring to it), the Supreme Court nominee and I am grinning from ear to ear. He is talking about “Cardinal Spellman” and “the Bronx”…
We thought we made strides with electing an African American President but a Hispanic woman from the Bronx to serve on the Supreme Court??? No me digas…
For those of you who are unaware of who she is, Sonia Sotomayor started as the Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan and she blossomed from there. As the Presidents changed, she remained a fixture in the court systems. From Princeton, Yale, Manhattan Federal Court, and Appeals Court, she paved her way to the White House. And even though her road to appointment will not be easy, I am sure she will be a shoe-in.
Sotomayor remained active in her community as well. She is a hard-core Yankees fan and continues to keep up with what’s going on in the Bronx. I had the pleasure of hearing her speak at a Conference a few years ago and I was blown away. Her focus and message of motivation for young people was inspiring, even for me. She reminded the audience that it is not where you are from but where you want to be. Being a young girl from a Bronx Housing Project now being appointed in the White House, she speaks the truth.
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