The Clark spokesman, Jamal Simmons, said the general supported the restrictions in Roe v. Wade and that he also supported giving the states the ability to impose some restrictions on abortion. He described the exchange with The Union-Leader's publisher as "a rhetorical fight with a conservative, right-wing, anti-choice editorial board."
"He was making an effort not to cede any ground on the issue," Mr. Simmons said. "It was an effort to keep from engaging them on the issue of timing. Engaging in this in any other way would be ceding ground to Republicans that perhaps there needs to be other restrictions."
Hmm, this notion that what the General says doesn't count if he is talking to right-wingers when he says it may make his relationship with the Republican Congressional leadership a bit awkward.