Running a winning presidential campaign is tough, and sort of self-selecting: if you can win, presumably you and the people around you are capable of imposing order on the vast federal bureaucracy as well (which, at this point, constitutes governing). That nobody in the White House saw fit to stop EPA from trying TO BAN AMMUNITION, of all things, (or to stop CBD from filing the petition in the first place) speaks volumes to the actual incompetence wandering those halls. At least force EPA to delay consideration of it until after the election? Anybody? Bueller?
Just to argue the point, it's possible that they're either
A: so fixated on their ideology that they think it's worth it to push this or
B: so busy being Obamites they didn't think this would make that much of a stir.
Or, of course, it could be some combination of the above.
Or the gentleman could be right, the crew in the White House right now is just plain damn stupid.
(Awright, he says incompetent, I said stupid, I know)