(Commentary)-On Saturday, the day before the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the United States saw another kind of history being made. In Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District, Republican Anh "Joseph" Cao ousted Democrat William Jefferson from the congressional seat he’d held for 17 years. Cao is the first Vietnamese-American elected to Congress. Cao came to the U.S. when he was a child after politicians abandoned the war effort begun by John F. Kennedy and Saigon fell in 1975. In America, Cao became a lawyer.
Jefferson faces trial on bribery charges.