Can we make Mississippi secede again?

I’ll try not to gloat over the (at this time, apparent) Democratic victory in the House, and possible (but increasingly unlikely) victory in the Senate. (At this point it looks like a modest Republican victory in Missouri is going to lead to ao 50-50 split, with Cheney — or Lieberman — tipping the scales to the right. And that’s counting on surprise Democratic victories in Montana and Virginia!)

Right now I’m fixated on one incomprehensible fact: Mississippi re-elected Trent Lott! By an overwhelming margin!

*BANG* Ow! *BANG* Ow! *BANG* Ow! *BANG* Ow!

(That’s me beating my head against the wall.)