Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Post hoc ergo propter hoc

Do you think that George W. Bush will go down in history as the president who opened the door to gay marriage in the US?

After all, he was president when it started. The fact that he had nothing to do with it, will likely be irrelevant.

The economy improved with Clinton, and he got credit for the internet. We left Vietnam under Nixon, and he signed title IX. Whoever was there would have to have done it, but the only ones who mention that are people who blindly hate Nixon. Bush gets blamed for the pre-9/11 intelligence failures. He was in office less than a year and inherited both the economy and the intelligence infrastructure from Clinton. But no one ever mentions that.

So Bush's being in office will likely earn him historical credit for gay marriages, even though he still wants a constitutional amendment prohibiting it.

How is that for irony.

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