By Stephen Ryan
“You have a marvelous Virgin.” Hillary Clinton
As of this writing, as far as I know, Bill Clinton has avoided “Bimbo Eruptions” involving virgins of any kind. This cannot be said, however, about Hillary Clinton and her uncomfortable encounter with one of the world’s most famous Virgins.
Her episode with the well known Virgin happened a few years ago when she was the Secretary of State. The incident seems worth revisiting to remind people that she is not as smart as she would like us all to think she is.
In fact, Hillary can be downright Sara Palinesq when she finds herself off script.
The incident took place in Mexico at the great Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and I am willing to bet that inside those holy confines, one of the most bizarre conversations in State Department history took place.
Inside the church and standing before the famous Mexican icon known as Our Lady of Guadalupe, Hillary Clinton, after admiring the “painting” for a moment, asked the rector, Msgr. Diego Monroy, “Who painted it?”. The astonished Director paused for a moment, wondering if Hillary was joking. The priest then answered Ms. Clinton: “God of course! – God painted Our Lady of Guadalupe.” For those who do not know the story, the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary on the tilma, or cloak, of St. Juan Diego in 1531. I am not aware if video exists of Hillary Clinton’s reaction to Msgr Diego Monroy’s answer, but I bet it would be sublime.
Is it an issue that Hillary Clinton was totally unaware of the significance of an incredibly important cultural icon? It is to me. The fact that her staff did not prepare her seems important and the fact that Hillary Clinton had so little respect for the Catholic icon speaks volumes about her well known arrogance.
Hillary Clinton on the Libya War “We, came, we saw, he died,!!! Cackle,Cackle, Cackle!!!”