Spokeswoman Karen Finney claimed today on MSNBC that Hillary Clinton did not flip-flop on the issue of same-sex marriage.
"I do want to talk about the timing of the same-sex marriage change of heart. Next time," said the MSNBC host.
"No change of heart," Finney declared. "Was asked a different question than she had been asked before."
Finney laughed. And the MSNBC host complimented the Clinton spokeswoman on her spin.
But in fact her position has changed. As CNN recently reported, "she said last year that same-sex marriage should be a state-by-state fight. Her campaign said she now believes gay marriage should be a constitutional right for everyone. She did not explain when or why her view changed, relying instead on a brief statement from her campaign to outline her new position."
Clinton has taken no substantive questions from the press since jumping in the race over a week ago.
The Emergency Committee for Israel blasts President Obama for flip-flopping on Israel in a new web ad released today. "First in 2008, and again this week, he has appeared before crowds of pro-Israel Americans to make promises about his commitment to Israel's security. Each time, he has voided those promises at the first opportunity," the press release notes. After going through those flip flops, the ad ends by stating: "Barack Obama: When the chips are down, the only back he's got is his own."