President Obama is in Puerto Rico today harvesting Hispanic votes - not there, of course, since you can't vote for presidents in PR - but among millions of Hispanics in swing states. Economic conditions being as wretched as they are in Puerto Rico, when the territory seeks and achieves statehood - as many there now wish - to prevent having to redesign Old Glory's number of stars:
1. "Dakota" will replace North and South Dakota. No one will notice.
2. Montana will be ceded to topographical and ideological kindred spirit Alberta.
3. Oklahoma will be sold to the Southern Baptist Convention, so that U.S. Baptists, like Mormons, have a jurisdiction to call their own, though OK will have to shed its statehood statehood status.
4. Alaska will be sold to the highest bidder, likely BP. The Interior Department, in negotiating the deal, will argue that Palin, now mostly resident in the Lower 48, should not be cause for a discount in the price.