First, politicians and bureaucrats both believe you can tell average voters anything you please and they’ll forget it before you come back up for reelection.So says Jim Shepherd, and I agree with him. Read the whole thing today, because the articles aren't archived.
Second, gun owners are not “average voters.” Gun owners have memories like an elephant’s and carry great big chips on their shoulders from the other “fibs” you’ve told them in the past.
Third, and maybe most importantly, you can say you are whatever you want, but what you do will eventually show you for what you really are.
This wasn’t a sellout by the Bush administration.
The Bush administration is already history.