Member of the “smartest team ever assembled in DC” strikes again

Posted by: ST on March 29, 2009 at 9:59 am

The Catholic News Agency has detailed a recent visit to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico made by Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and as word of this filters in to Catholic groups in the US, it’s going to prove to be a another headache for the State Dept (via The Anchoress):

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,” after asking who painted the famous image.

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.

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.

After observing it for a while, Mrs. Clinton asked “who painted it?” to which Msgr. Monroy responded “God!”

Clinton then told Msgr. Monroy that she had previously visited the old Basilica in 1979, when the new one was still under construction.

After placing a bouquet of white flowers by the image, Mrs. Clinton went to the quemador –the open air area at the Basilica where the faithful light candles- and lit a green candle.

Leaving the basilica half an hour later, Mrs. Clinton told some of the Mexicans gathered outside to greet her, “you have a marvelous virgin!”

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.

Sigh … time to push that “reset” button, Hillary.

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9 Responses to “Member of the “smartest team ever assembled in DC” strikes again”


  1. DavidL says:

    Well the rumors that the Obama administration sixty-three page questionarie for prospective nominees included an intelligence test proved unfounded.

  2. And Biden was in Spain, thanking Spanish PM Zapatero for their great help in Iraq.

    No, I don’t think Joe was being ironic. In fact, I don’t think he knows the meaning of “irony.” :-w

  3. Linda F says:

    Gee, even for Hillary, this is a new low.

    1) That she didn’t know about the miraculous origin of the image – whether or not she accepted it, she should have known how Catholics view it


    2) The callous hypocrisy of leaving the image of a woman who handled her “crisis” pregnancy in a pro-life way, to attend a function dedicated to those who would have pressured Mary to “think about her future” and abort.

  4. Carlos says:

    Learn about the origins of what she was viewing ahead of time? How utterly quaint. Why should she be concerned with such drivel when, as a liberal/ intellectual/socialist, she knows beyond a shadow of any doubt everything she will ever need to know?

    (I would have thrown in “academic”, too, but sarcasm only goes so far.)

  5. Severian says:

    You know, we on the Right always used to hee haw at the idea that ol’Hillary didn’t know about Bill’s peccadilloes and indiscretions. No way could she have been that stupid!

    Well, guess again, it’s now painfully apparent she could indeed be that stupid, and not just so power hungry she put up with it.

    But, I sure am glad we have these here professional smart people in charge! Obama, Plugs Joe, and Hillary, damn, with all that smartness and such we will really be making the world more impressed with us and rebuilding our shattered Bush era reputation. 8-|

  6. Lorica says:

    =)) I think I just found my new greeting whenever I am hanging out with Catholics. “You have a marvelous virgin”!! =)) Ya just gotta love this comedy of errors that is the Obama adminstration. – Lorica

  7. 509th Bob says:

    Hillary should count herself lucky that she didn’t spontaneously burst into flame by standing so close to the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe!