Here I was, thinking this story in this week’s The Onion was a parody.
Turns out it was just prescient.
Of course, it’s not the first time The Onion has predicted the future when it comes to politics. (Note: that link takes you to an actual article in the The Onion, authored the week of Bush’s inaugural; someone recently took several of the “jokes” from that article and linked to those things actually coming true. Worth a read.)