Our Secretary of State tours Mexico (from the Catholic News Agency):
Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 27, 2009 / 04:59 pm (CNA).- During her recent visit to Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unexpected stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and left a bouquet of white flowers “on behalf of the American people,” (emphasis added) after asking who painted the famous image.Brings to mind that catchy phrase purple-faced lefties used to shriek during the last administration: "NOT IN MY NAME!"
The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary on the tilma, or cloak, of St. Juan Diego in 1531. The image has numerous unexplainable phenomena, such as the appearance on Mary’s eyes of those present in the room when the tilma was opened and the image’s lack of decay.Let us pray"received" merely means the good monsignor opened the door for Mrs. Clinton after she rang the bell (many, many times, dare we hope?).
Mrs. Clinton was received on Thursday at 8:15 a.m. by the rector of the Basilica, Msgr. Diego Monroy.
Msgr. Monroy took Mrs. Clinton to the famous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which had been previously lowered from its usual altar for the occasion.To which Mrs. Clinton responded: "Who?"
After observing it for a while, Mrs. Clinton asked “who painted it?” to which Msgr. Monroy responded “God!”
Leaving the basilica half an hour later, Mrs. Clinton told some of the Mexicans gathered outside to greet her, “you have a marvelous virgin!”The Mexicans told Mrs. Clinton: "Gracias, señora, pero tenemos muchas vírgenes!"
And to make it all perfect:
This evening Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to receive the highest award given by Planned Parenthood Federation of America -- the Margaret Sanger Award, named for the organization's founder, a noted eugenicist. The award will be presented at a gala event in Houston, Texas.The country's in the very best of hands.
(Thanks to Banished Child of Eve.)