As Editor and Publisher's E&P Pub wryly notes, Sarah Palin really would be able to see Russia from her house if this comes to pass. The most popular academic pundit in Russia (their Doris Kearns Goodwin?) is predicting the sagging United States will be torn asunder by civil war in about....well, according to my watch, 13 months from now?
This makes an enormous amount of sense. Because I've long suspected that Canada secretly has a plan to capture the economic goldmine that is North Dakota.