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Santorum Press Secretary Says She Regrets Referring To Obama’s ‘Radical Islamic Policies’

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GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s press secretary Alice Stewart came under fire yesterday for her comments accusing President Barack Obama of having “radical Islamic policies.” Stewart said Santorum was referring to these policies when he said the president’s environmental agenda was driven by “phony ideology.” Stewart told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell:

STEWART: There is a type of theological secularism when it comes to the global warmists in this country. That’s what [Santorum] was referring to. He was referring to the president’s policies in terms of the radical Islamic policies the president has, specifically in terms of the energy exploration.

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Mitchell later reported that Stewart had phoned MSNBC to correct her statement. “I was referring to Obama’s radical environmental policies and on one reference, I accidentally said radical ‘Islamic’ policies,” Stewart wrote in an email to Fox News. “I misspoke and I regret it.”

While Stewart’s comments may have, as she suggests, been an unfortunate slip up, the Santorum campaign is developing a track-record of suggesting that Obama’s policies are driven by nefarious motives. Earlier this month, Santorum accused Obama of “throwing Israel under the bus” and allowing Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon in exchange for access to their oil.

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