From Remarks at The National Hispanic Foundation For The Arts ’Noche De Gala’
"In the time that’s passed, I had the honor of beginning a new job as Attorney General of the United States. But Jimmy Smits is in close competition. He’s gone from a beat cop to a potential nominee for President of the United States.
Jimmy’s fictional successes on the West Wing -- and his real successes as an actor -- are both great signs for Hispanics in our Nation.
But while we might have to wait a few more months to find out if Jimmy’s television character will move into the West Wing, we cannot waste a single moment in providing positive role models for the Hispanic youth of today."