With mid-term elections just around the corner, the chasm between Democrats and Republicans is growing larger every hour. Unless, of course, you happen to be strolling by the illusory Chok'lit Shoppe in Riverdale. There you might find President Obama and former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin sharing a milkshake.

Archie Comic Publications announced both the current president and former Alaska governor will be featured in Archie #616 & #617. The issues center around the student government campaigns of Archie and Reggie at Riverdale High. According to the Archie Comic press release, the storyline will continue into issue #617 as the race heats up and Secret Service gets involved.

While details of who's stumping for whom remain a mystery, the cover of Archie #616 features President Obama and Sarah Palin sipping on a shared milkshake while Archie exclaims, "Wow, I guess anything's possible." There's been no word on whether Riverdale is a right or left leaning district.

The "two part political epic" has been dubbed "Campaign Pains" and is scheduled for release in December 2010 and January 2011. It has not yet been proven that milkshake sharing is an effective form of bipartisanship.