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Clarifying Santorum surrogate's slip of the tongue

 

Rick Santorum press secretary Alice Stewart called MSNBC to say she misspoke in an interview on Andrea Mitchell Reports today and did not mean to accuse President Obama of "radical Islamic policies." 

Instead -- and the tape shows this -- she meant to say, and did repeatedly during the same interview, "radical environmentalist policies."

She was trying to explain Santorum's weekend comments questioning the president's "theology."

Stewart called only moments later -- while the show was on the air -- to say she regretted the slip of the tongue, and to please note that she had misspoken and did not realize until it was pointed out to her that she had used the word "Islamic" by mistake.

The slip occurs at about 1:25 in the video below: