Rick Santorum’s press secretary, Alice Stewart, tripped over her own tongue yesterday, she says. In an interview on MSNBC, she complained about President Obama’s “radical Islamic policies.” Later, she explained that she “misspoke”—she meant “radical environmental policies.” She regretted the error.

This happens to me all the time. I’ll be trying to say “We need to protect our environment,” and it will come out “We need to protect our Islamics.” When you think about it, “Islamic” and “environmental” are identical, except for their look, sound, and meaning.