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This just in:
Tense discussions have stalled between two North American neighbors, threatening the administration of several long-standing trade agreements. The United States and Mexico are bitterly divided over the use of a name: Mexico. Americans have taken to calling their southern neighbor by the acronym FSTONS: the Former Spanish Territory of New Spain. Asked about the dispute at a European summit, a clearly exasperated Secretary Clinton noted that, “one of our southernmost states is called New Mexico!” She called for “sensitivity to America’s sensitivities” in this matter, since “FSTONS had gained its independence from Spain only as recently as 1812, whereas the name Nuevo Mexico dates to 1563.” She pleaded no comment when asked about the complaints of all other Americans, North and South, to her country’s claim upon that name.
Wait a minute. No—that can’t be right. That would ridiculously stupid if it were true. And yet this is supposed to be taken seriously by serious politicians.