Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Post Clinton, Ergo Propter Clinton

From Marty Peretz, Editor of The New Republic,

Worse can be said of Bill Clinton's stumping in Connecticut for Joe (and Hillary's endorsement, too.) When Clinton came into the state, Lieberman and Lamont were running dead even in the polls, more or less. Clinton's appearance began Lieberman decline.
The Clinton visit happened first, Lieberman's defeat after, therefore the second HAD to be caused by the first. Post hoc, ergo propter hoc. What Marty fails to realize is that on the morning of Clinton's visit, I made pancakes. THAT was the real cause...beware the flapjack. And Hillary, if you are even thinking of running in '08, I've got some batter left in freezer...