05/26/2009 10:06 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sec. Hilda Solis Talks About the Nomination of Sotomayor

While Judge Sotomayor is the most qualified Supreme Court nominee in 100 years she may well turnout be the most attacked as well. The right wing reacted to the first Latina/o to be nominated to the high court in record time. Within 24 hours the attack machine geared up to claim she is a "lightweight", say she was an "affirmative action pick", and called her a "racist".

The biggest insult of all so far I think was to compare her to Harriet Miers the Bush pick that used to send him notes with 'I"'s dotted with hearts. (Imagine the written opinions Miers would have issued should she have made the court).

In the onslaught of the rights pursuit of Justice Sotomayor we have had no time to celebrate or even brush the broken ceiling glass off our shoulders. This is the artful hatred of the right: they first attempt to steal our joy. Therefore in a gesture of defiant celebration I thought I would post an interview I had with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis (a survivor of right wing attacks) on Tuesday May 26, 2009 the day that a historic President made a historic nomination.

You can join me in befuddling the right by listening to a celebratory Secretary Solis and hearing what pride sounds like by pushing the play button below: