Case in point is an article by Steve Kornacki about how different government would have been had the Supreme Court not appointed George Bush and instead allowed the popular vote to prevail for Al Gore. (He doesn't phrase it that way, of course.) He suggests that Gore would have invaded Iraq just as Bush did. I really don't suggest that you actually read the article, even for him it is dimwitted, but I do suggest reading the comments. The comments are delightful. My favorite is,
And a monkey might fly out of your ass, too.
The same place where you are pulling your conclusions from.
Seems the readers at Salon are a bit more on the ball than the writers.