Sunday, March 29, 2009
Sec Clinton to Mexico: Who painted your virgin?
We understand that Sec Clinton had a difficult and embarrassing incident in Mexico City.
A few minutes later, Sec Clinton told Mexicans: “you have a marvelous virgin!”
Is this like the "reset" button that she gave the Russian foreign minister?
Didn't some "expert" at The State Dept tell Sec Clinton that it's "a divine image" not some Mexican "Mona Lisa"?
Our friends at Power Line nailed this one:
"This is one of those stories that seem like they can't possibly be true.
Could America's Secretary of State really be ignorant of a central cultural symbol of a country next door?
It is as though a foreign minister came to Washington, was shown Stuart's portrait of George Washington, and asked, "Who was he?"
It is hard to imagine how Clinton's staff could have prepared her for her visit without making sure she knew the story."