While I read news stories in the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register regarding Democrat Rep. Hilda Solis’ appointment to the Secretary of Labor, I noticed an emphasis on her Mexican and Nicaraguan background. I love the fact that the Obama administration will be an ethnically-diverse one. I was wondering why was there no mention of former Republican Congressman Ray LaHood’s ethnic background, who was appointed Secretary of Transportation. Does the fact that he’s of Arab descent scare people? Or is it shocking to learn that there are decent Arab family men out there? by the way, Rep. Solis is married to an Arab-American.