No, XM eventually goes down the tubes leaving Sirius as the dominant player. Also, the anchor that has been thrown around Sirius' neck as the "acquirer" in this merger is lifted. The hedgies will stop shorting Sirius and stop buying XM. Sirius will probably end up bringing Don Imus on board. As the "best of breed" Sirius will be a buyout target. Screw the merger, we don't need it.