"It is distinctively American to continually refine our Union, moving us closer to our ideals. Our Union is not yet perfected, but with this confirmation we will be making progress. Years from now, we will remember this time, when we crossed paths with the quintessentially American journey of Sonia Sotomayor, and when our nation took another step forward..."
~ Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) on the confirmation of another woman, Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court; only the third woman in the history of our country vs. 200+ years times 9 of old white men
Golden Lady / Boston, MA / July 2007