Señora Clinton, you better fire one of your assistants, and quick! How did the Secretary of State not know about the glorious and miraculous apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico? She's only the patron saint of the entire country!
But apparently, during her recent trip to to our neighbor to the south, Clinton was taken by surprise when she made an unexpected stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in order to leave a bouquet of white flowers on "behalf of the American people."
As reported by the Catholic News Agency, after observing the iconic 16th century depiction of the Virgin Mary, which as the legend goes, appeared miraculously on the back of a simple cloak worn by the peasant Saint Juan Diego, Clinton asked, "Who painted that?" It was a major gaffe displaying Clinton's complete ignorance of the second most visited Catholic shrine in the world and what is arguably Mexico's most popular religious and cultural image.
As Clinton persisted in her line of questioning, "But who painted the painting, the roses?" Monsignor Monroy set her straight, explaining, "God! God painted it!"