Let’s see,… Bush gets elected Republicans gain seats in Congress and Arafat takes the long dirt nap. Can things get any better? Yeah, they can, but let’s savor the moment.
World Tribune says:

RAMALLAH — Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat has died. He was 75 years old.

Israeli and Palestinian officials said Arafat died on Thursday in a military hospital in Paris. They said Arafat was deemed clinically dead, but is still attached to life support systems on the insistence of his wife, Suha.

You’ll forgive me if I don’t mourn for this murderous terrorist bastard.  If there’s justice in the afterlife, he’ll get his 75 virgins, and they’ll all look like Molly Ivans.

Now, perhaps the peace process can begin.