Doctorow may be a tiny bit pleased, but he can never admit so, or indicate that The Powers that Be can possibly do good concerning spookstuff.
Because if he does, see, he'll have his Techno-Libertarian-Club membership revoked, and be stripped of his rank and title as Duke of Digit Rapture.
In all seriousness, I wouldn't expect anything less than cynical rejection. We define ourselves, in large part, by our enemies. When your enemies happen to be in the White House, and their actions on something has previously lead you to declare a fatwa and repudiation of all previous support, you don't change your viewpoint easily. Would it kill him to say "it's a small step, but in the right direction, now let's go pressure Congress for more"? No. Do I expect Cory to do this?