From Patterico's Pontifications:
“Gesturing toward his three young sons, Lieutenant Vargas explained why he had no regrets. “I want them to have a fair shake, to get a job on their merits and not because they’re Hispanic or they fill a quota,” he said. “What a lousy way to live.”
“She’s from Puerto Rico, and I’m from Puerto Rico,” he said. “She obviously feels differently than I do.”It's too bad Vargas wasn't nominated for the Supreme Court instead of racialist Judge Sotomayor.
“I consider myself an American — I was born and raised here,” he said in an interview on the porch of his home in the wooded suburb of Wallingford. “I love my people. I love my culture. I love our rice and beans, our salsa music, our language — everything my parents raised us with. But I am so grateful for the opportunity only the United States can give.”
Above photo shows Lt. Vargas with his wife Omayra and 3 year old son, Joshua Benjamin. New York Times photo by Christopher Capozziello.