I am very pleased to see that Rep. Tim Scott will be appointed to replace retiring Senator Jim DeMint. He will be a strong advocate of conservative Constitutional values in the Senate. And that he happens to be Black will increase his stature, his voice, and his impact that much more. This is the kind of diversity this nation needs.
I am reminded of The Spike (1980), a novel I read decades ago. In it, there is a Black Republican Senator from South Carolina. It took a while, but fiction has become reality . . . in a good way for a change.