Gary Locke was nominated by President Obama the secretary of commerce. Locke was the first Chinese-American governor. The nomination is a major progress for Chinese in the US. Although they had been house slave Chinese Americans served varies presidents, Locke would probably be the first one who is not a house slave.
Locke is a good fit for the job because:
1) Locke grew up from a poor family, and he has been in touch to the real life majority people live in. When he was the governor of the Washington State, people often see him on the streets of Seattle, as well as in some value restaurants.
2) Being pro-trade is a virtue and strength to face off the current economic challenge.
3) Locke had publicly admitted of being discriminated because of his skin. It is a courage not seen from most of house slaves, a courage the nation needs most at this challenging time.