Oops! Santorum Spokeswoman 'Accidentally' Says Obama Has 'Radical Islamic Policies'

Man alive. Just when you think Rick Santorum's campaign has done every dumb thing covered in How to Lose Everyone's Vote for Dummies, they manage to pull another trick out of their hat. This one comes courtesy not of Santo-Claus himself but from Alice Stewart, a spokeswoman for his campaign. She was on MSNBC today attempting to right the ship after Santorum called Obama's religious faith into question this weekend, but instead Stewart sunk the ship all the way down to the bottom of the ocean by making a pretty objectionable Freudian slip—if you even want to call it that.

She was talking about energy policy and referred to "radical environmentalists," and then just a short time later she mentioned, "the radical Islamic policies the President has." Whoa, whoa, whoa. There are plenty of real criticisms you could make of President Obama, but that is most definitely not one of them. Did she just mess up and actually mean to say "radical environmental policies," or is she a terrible person? Or is it both? She did call MSNBC shortly afterwards to say she didn't realize she'd made the error and regretted it. Well, whether she wants us to or not, now we know how she really feels.

Clarifying Santorum surrogate's slip of the tongue [MSNBC]