Though, from what I know of politics (which is mostly gleaned from listening to NPR) that's probably all nonsense. It seems like reasonable isn't very fashionable in DC these days. Maybe it never was. So, I'm sure there's some kind of ulterior motive for this move. It's probably budget related. Maybe it's a blackmail measure...er...bargaining tool, "if you repeal DOMA, I'll approve your tax cuts for the super wealthy."
Either way, for now, I'm pleased.