Bush on the 'Assault Weapon' Ban:
By stating his support for the extension, Bush appeases gun-control supporters. By essentially leaving it up to Congress, where it will likely die, he avoids jeopardizing his support among gun-rights advocates.
Obama on Don't Ask Don't Tell:
President Barack Obama says he supports repeal of the policy, but only after careful review and an act of Congress.
Yeah. Then it'll be all Congress's fault. Does anyone have any doubts why the administration is delaying this until after Nov.?