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"Responding to a cockamamie question a few weeks ago about whether there is a secret agreement to merge the U.S., Mexico and Canada into a single continental nation (MexiCanUs?), Senator Hillary Clinton gently replied, 'I’ve heard that story, and there’s not a lot of truth to it.' Not to put down her somewhat vituperative Missouri questioner, the senator added, 'If I am president, if I discover there is such an agreement, it’ll be gone in a bird-dog minute.' -- William Safire, "On Language," NYT 2/24/08
February 25, 2008