Obama's homework before the Notre Dame test: Assignment II
Imagine an American Secretary of State one morning praying at Jerusalem's Wailing Wall and the next evening accepting a eugenics award named for Dr. Josef Mengele.
A provocative image? Certainly. But an exaggeration? Not really. With that eye-catching introduction, Joseph Duggan begins his American Spectator article, "The Icon and the Battle-Axe," about Hillary Clinton's visit to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which was quickly followed by fawning endorsement of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood. Margaret Sanger was a notorious racist and eugenicist, committed to eliminating the "inferior" breeds such as the mestizos who venerate the Virgin at Guadalupe.
At that shrine, Madame Secretary professed great admiration for the miraculous image of Our Lady. But then she made a thunderous gaffe, asking: "Who painted it?" Duggan asks rhetorically:
Was Hillary's public diplomacy fiasco a calculated insult addressed to something she regards as a superstition, or simply the unrehearsed utterance of a person so soulless that she cannot fathom believers' sense of mystery?
Good question. When you get the answer-- as it applies Hillary Clinton in particular or the Obama administration in general-- or for that matter, as it applies the administration of Notre Dame-- please let us know.
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