And the Hillary-Clinton-Meets-OLG Caption Contest Winner Is . . .

March 31, 2009 by  
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Wait. Before I tell you who won, let me first offer my hearty thanks to all of you fine people who proposed a caption for the picture of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton being shown an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico last week. Over 130 entries were registered, which was awesome.

Secretary Clinton’s encounter with this image ocurred not long before she accepted an award from Planned Parenthood for her “contributions to the advancement of women’s health care through [her] work promoting prevention and family planning” [which is code for contraception and abortion, dontchyaknow]. Watch the video of that infernal spectacle here, if you can stomach it.



This is the picture I asked you to caption (not the one above). The winner and the runners up are those who, in my subjective judgment, best and most cleverly captured the ironic weirdness of the scene: a woman who has made a lucrative career for herself as an implacable foe of the Pro-life movement (and, more fundamentally, a foe of all the unborn children who have been, are being, and will be slaughtered through abortion, as the result of her efforts to support it) being shown the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Life Himself.

There’s no need for me to editorialize further on this bizarre juxtaposition of Truth and error, light and darkness, goodness and evil, which is represented by these two very different, diametrically opposed women.

The winner of this caption contest will receive a personally inscribed copy of my book 150 Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know.

Contest Winner:

Nick — “Behold: The ORIGINAL ‘Mexico City Policy’”

Congratulations, Nick!

First Runners Up (3-way tie):

Micaela — “That sinking, nauseous, empty feeling in your abdomen, Hillary? Well, it isn’t from the burritos . . .”

Dee — The culture of death meets the Mother of Life.

BillyHW — “Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Then
being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon…well, I don’t want to ruin the ending for you.”

Second Runners Up (3-way tie)

Catholic Audio — “And this is the Protectrix of the Unborn. Wait…where are you going?”

Ileana — “You see Madam Secretary, THIS is the real First Lady.”

Costa Adamopoulos — The former First Lady meets the eternal “First Lady.”

Third Runners Up (2-way tie):

Andre — And in this corner, Our Lady of Guadaluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupe! Lllllet’s get ready to rumbllllllllllllllllle!!!! (My money’s on the lady in blue…)

Beren Camlost — One of these things is not like the other!

Honorable Mentions:

rjohnson4672 — “If..I…don’t…look…at…it,…it…can.t..hurt…me.”

Eric Harnisch — Perhaps the closest these two will ever get.

Pundette — HC: “Who painted it?” Answer: No one you know, Hillary.

Jean M. Heimann — “Here we have Our Lady of Guadalupe — protectress of the unborn — someone you will never have to compete with for an award from Planned Parenthood.”

Our Family — “You see Mrs. Clinton, She will be the one that will defeat the abortions in your country”

The Mighty Favog — “How quaint, these Mexicans. Remember, keep smiling. Smile . . . smile . . . smile. Surely, these Catholics can’t believe in such superstitious hogwash. Am I still smiling? Keep smiling, I’m a diplomat now. I fake it when I’m in public with Bill, I can fake it now. They really BELIEVE this crap? Smile . . . smile. What if there IS something to this stuff? Smile . . . smile. Please let there be nothing to this stuff. Is the smile holding up? S’alright? S’alright.”

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8 Responses to “And the Hillary-Clinton-Meets-OLG Caption Contest Winner Is . . .”
  1. heddredd says:

    Congrats Nick, and kudos to Patrick for a great idea for a blog entry. The picture just begs for a caption contest.

    When I read Nick’s entry I thought immediately that it was the winner, at least in my mind. :)

  2. Parris says:

    The caption from Frank Rubio “Beautiful! I notice there is no signature, who is the gifted painter?” made me laugh OUT LOUD. That was, however, before I discovered that she ACTUALLY SAID THAT! So it probably didn’t win due to lack of originality!

  3. Micaela says:

    This was a fun post Patrick…thank you

    I cant take credit for my comment because it was my husband who thought of this ‘burrito’ one..but we were happy one of ours was chosen. Congrats to Nick…and…You better read that book! I’ve got it at home and its great!…..although mine isn’t signed :(

  4. Mike Sanders says:

    Great contest and a lot of great entries. It’s amazing that Hillary could stand so close to a miracle like the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and not have some kind of a conversion. There’s always a chance through prayer.

  5. 4in4 says:

    Fabulous entries, all of them! Great contest!

  6. Our Family says:

    Congratulation Nick!
    And Pat, thank you for the “Honorable Mentions” I love it! It’ll be up on our blog soon!

  7. Nick says:

    WOW, this is AWESOME news!

    I actually said a short prayer when I saw the contest for some kind of inspiration. While there are many things that could be said of Hilary, I figured some kind of angle that captured and contrasted the pro-life message would be the key.

    Then, out of nowhere, I remembered the “Mexico City Policy,” which restricted foreign aid from being used to perform abortions. The Clintons were against this law, due to their pro-abortion stance. But on the flip side, this cloak with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the epitome of pro-life and the traditional Mexican pro-family heritage…which just so happens to be located in Mexico City!

  8. Ileana says:

    Cool! I didn’t win the book but it’s thrilling enough seeing my name as one of the three 2nd RU’s. As they say in Hollywood, “It’s an honor just to be nominated!” LOL
    Congrats to Nick!

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