A few weeks ago, I noted that Hispanic lawyers had served notice to Barack Obama that they expected him to pay them back in return for delivering ethnic votes. They were demanding more appointments to the federal bench.
Yesterday, Obama named Hispanic Bill Richardson his Commerce Secretary nominee. He has also placed La Raza biggie Cecilia Munoz in a key White House office.
But it’s not enough.
For racial/ethnic grievance-mongers, it’s never enough:
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus delivered a letter Tuesday to Obama’s transition office recommending a slate of 14 Hispanics for the remaining eight Cabinet slots. “We understand that the incoming administration will have a vast pool of talent from which to choose,” the letter said. “The individuals we have endorsed constitute the best talent while reflecting the diversity that is so valued by President-elect Obama.”
The group’s chairman, Representative Joe Baca of California, warned that Obama’s agenda could be jeopardized if he doesn’t nominate more Latinos. “If it’s just one, he’s going to have to answer to a lot of the issues that come before us,” Baca told Bloomberg.