one thing that perturbed me about President GW Bush is that he succumbed to political correctness and said he'd sign an extension of the assault weapons ban if it came to his desk, knowing full well it wouldn't. He should have been a conservative leader and explained why the existing assault weapons ban was a farce and unconstitutional, and he would not violate the constitution to score political points with the left by signing a new one. I was very disappointed in his actions in that regard.
"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." Samuel Adams.