On Sunday, I asked Latina organized labor legend Dolores Huerta who will be traveling to the White House with her to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom?
Probably some of my children. They say that we only have 5 slots. I don't know. It's going to be hard.
How will you choose between your 11 children?
It's going to be a big issue with my kids, you know.
I know. Maybe the White House can afford to allocate you 6 additional slots.
Well, I have other people who have asked me if they can come, too. People I work with are like, What's going on? And I tell them, I'm not even going to have spots for my own kids.
While I would never presume to make statements on Sra. Huerta's behalf, it sounded to me like she needs about 20 tickets to her Presidential Medal of Freedom award ceremony at the White House later this spring. I hope President Obama can help her out, if only with the 6 additional tickets needed so that Dolores Huerta avoids having to choose which of her children gets to accompany her to receive our nation's highest civilian honor.