TRADITION….A year ago I noted the odd tradition that since 1949 every Treasurer of the United States has been a woman. What’s more, most of the recent ones have been Hispanic women.

I have no clue why this is so, but today President Bush carried on that tradition in this announcement:

The President intends to nominate Anna Escobedo Cabral, of Virginia, to be Treasurer of the United States. Ms. Cabral currently serves as Director of the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives. She previously served as President and CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. Earlier in her career, she worked on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary as Deputy Staff Director. Ms. Cabral earned her bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis and her master’s degree from Harvard University.

I look forward to seeing her signature on newly minted dollar bills soon.

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