Clinton aide Mary Ellen Glenn emails that the Secretary of State's question about a relic in a Mexican church -- portrayed in the Mexican press and here as a gaffe -- was actually a misunderstanding.
Clinton asked, the monsignor showing her around later reportedly told the Mexican press, who had painted the Virgin of Guadalupe on a famous cloak. "God," the priest replied.
But Glynn points out that Clinton and the priest were looking at a replica of the cloak on the first floor of the Basilica, not at the
"Secretary Clinton remarked on a replica of the Guadalupe image, not the actual image," she emailed.