The day after election day, 2004. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney react in victory. Mary Cheney is brought on stage for the first time, a sign they're no longer worried about offending evangelicals. Halliburton stock surges. Bush says he'll reach out to heal the partisan split in the nation -- don't hold your breath on this one. Finally watching TV last night, Trent Lott said that we shouldn't give too much credit for the Bush victory to the Svengali. The Svengali is, of course, Karl Rove. Apparently, Lott is still angry over being hung out to twist in the wind till he gave up being Senate Majority Leader after making some troublesome remarks.