"I'm embarrassed by it; I apologized for it," she said. "I said it was a mistake and it is something I hope you can look over."No, no, Senator Clinton, people have looked it over too much already. I'd prefer they'd overlook it. Like the recent thing on Language Log about analogical substitution of names (starting here), this is a kind of speech error I find myself making sometimes.
Of course, this was a tiny mishap. The handling of the debate was a high-speed wreck of a hazardous-chemical-laden train just outside a nuclear reactor melting down, from what I can tell from media reports.