06/26/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Picks Sotomayor -- Color America Proud

A highly qualified President -- who happens to be a person of color -- introduces a highly qualified jurist -- who happens to be a woman of color -- as his nominee for a position on the United Supreme Court.

This is a significant and beautiful day for our nation.

There is so much else that will be said -- but let us take the time to say that first.