Perhaps it's a new thing on the Washington Post's editorial page - Hiatt won't approve a column unless the author says something truly stupid. Here's George Will, arguing that correlation is causation:
One afternoon last week, cable news viewers saw, at the top of their screens, the president launching yet another magnificent intention - the disassembly and rearrangement of the 17 percent of the economy that is health care. The bottom of their screens showed the Dow plunging 281 points. Surely the top of the screen partially explained the bottom.The stock market's up, two days in a row - that means all of Obama's policies are now good?
Will's far from the first to make that particular argument - here's another example. All you can do is ask, is his grasp of logic really that poor?