But for how much longer?
It really is not a good idea to have two different national flags for ethnic reasons.
Bolivia would have been McCain's Georgia. Last September, the American Ambassador was expelled for fomenting separatism. The rich, white eastern provinces of Bolivia are on the brink of a Rightist secession.
These are not people who speak English as their first language, as the South Ossetians speak Russian. Nor are they American citizens, as the South Ossetians are Russian citizens.
But under Sarah Palin, or Glenn Beck, or whoever the Once Grand Old Party managed to put up, not just diplomatic recognition, but military intervention, would be guaranteed. After all, is this not the backyard, the near abroad?
Just as well that no such candidate could possibly win.