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By "misspoke" she means she didn't mean to say that in that venue, not that she didn't mean it. People who don't think the President is a secret Muslim don't misspeak that way.
Posted by Mr. J on February 20, 2012 at 2:23 PM · Report this
Aaron Huffman 2
Did she say "global warmists"?
Posted by Aaron Huffman on February 20, 2012 at 2:25 PM · Report this
very bad homo 3
"Misspoke", as in "I know I was just making shit up."
Posted by very bad homo on February 20, 2012 at 2:27 PM · Report this
The Max 4
Of course Ann Coulter's slightly more fleshed Stepford clone meant to say, 'radical environmentalist policies.' Not a doubt in my mind that's what she meant to say. But the dichotomy betweenwhat she meant and what she said is interesting. Most of Freud has been pretty thoroughly debunked, but Freudian Slips are telling.
Posted by The Max on February 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM · Report this
aardvark 5
-global warmists
-secularism = religious theology
-?? = radical environmentalism
-president = radical islamic

another attempt at trying to reframe reality to their own 13th century views. they have just as much in common with islamic theocrats as anything else.
Posted by aardvark on February 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM · Report this
Estey 6
Not entirely sure she didn't mean to drop that one in. Remember that the code is never hidden.
Posted by Estey on February 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM · Report this
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of course she meant what she said the first time.

santorum's campaign has learned that you get twice the milk from the "i misspoke" method of messaging. you get to say something, get attention for how inflammatory/stupid it is, then you get to say it again, only this time slightly altered.

they've done it with contraception, woman in combat, obama=hitler and obama=muslim.

twice the exposure with only half the brains.
Posted by deepconcentration on February 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM · Report this
Puty 8
So this dangerously deluded moron (or lying bag of shit, take your pick) seems to think global warming isn't real? You know who does? Science. So to hell with her, her frothy boss. Republicans in general and their fucking stupid and malevolent supporters. It's time Liberals recognized Republicans for what they are: traitors who demonstrably ruin America with their selfish, stupid and crazy ideas.
Posted by Puty on February 20, 2012 at 4:01 PM · Report this
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That only works with the segment of the population that already believes that.
Once they get to the real election, they will have to convince the rest of the voters that they really did "misspeak" all those times. And that they don't really believe the stuff that they said on camera.

It's good for getting the base to vote but it's bad for getting anyone not in the base to vote for you.

If you have to "explain" the sound bite then you've already lost that battle.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on February 20, 2012 at 4:13 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 10
honey, i'm a CLIMATE CHANGEIST. get it right.

Posted by Max Solomon on February 20, 2012 at 4:40 PM · Report this
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**Breaking News**
Santorum lambastes Galileo's radical heliocentric policies.
Posted by Valpey on February 20, 2012 at 4:48 PM · Report this
Stabs 12
I really want to know how the interviewer responded to that. I was waiting to hear a record scratch.
Posted by Stabs on February 20, 2012 at 5:40 PM · Report this
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Not trying to defend this crackpot (global warmists?) but I think she may have actually meant "Policies regarding radical Islam" and just chose her words badly.
Posted by CDR on February 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 14
Wait - how does believing in global warming or not believing in global warming change one's Christian faith?

Sounds like she misspoke the whole time.

Still, Interesting that Santorum felt that he needed to do some damage control on his original statement. What - just now he realizes that his balloons have too much lead to fly?
Posted by Free Lunch on February 20, 2012 at 8:29 PM · Report this
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It is pretty obvious that she meant to say "radical environmentalist policies" as that was clearly the context and she said "radical environmentalists" in the same utterance, but it's also pretty obvious that she's one of those who can't say "Islam" without the adjective "radical" before it, and that "radical Islam" is probably a phrase she says a lot.
Posted by ignatz ratzkywatzky on February 20, 2012 at 8:34 PM · Report this
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An analysis of what may have happened here:

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=…
Posted by kpt on February 21, 2012 at 12:09 AM · Report this

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