Sunday, March 29, 2009

Great Moments in Diplomacy

I haven't seen this reported anywhere else, but I just had to throw this out there. It's a wonderful story of Secretary Hillary Clinton visiting the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is where they keep St. Juan Diego's tilma bearing the Blessed Mother's image.

Apparently, Hillary had no freaking clue why the place was so significant. Here's the account in Spanish (not sure where there's an English translation):

De acuerdo con el rector de la Basílica, Diego Monroy, quien recibió y acompañó a Clinton, la funcionaria dijo que la Virgen le impresionó e impactó, sobre todo cuando se le explicó que quedó plasmada en el ayate de Juan Diego, a lo cual ella preguntó: ¿Y quién la pintó?, a lo que el rector respondió que Dios.

Basically, Hillary saw the image and commented on how impressive it was. She then asked who painted it. The rector replied, "God."

Not a huge story, but I laughed for a long time.

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