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Re: Pretty Interesting

That is interesting. It would also be interesting to have a third line on that chart, which admittedly would be more difficult to come up with: a timeline showing “progress” in Iraq. I know gas prices depend on a lot more than events in Iraq, but we do know there is some correlation between chaos in the Mideast and oil prices. Also, even generally, events which reflect badly on Bush also tend to result in hikes in gas prices. Katrina, for example, pushed Bush’s numbers down and gas prices up. Maybe there’s something “hidden” in oil prices which illuminates Bush’s fortunes more than mere prices at the gas pump.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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