Dear Diary: Being a modest man, albeit blessed with incomparable talent, it's not my nature to gloat excessively. But today, dammit, I'm letting rip: BWAAAHAHAHAHA! Under my direction my Administration outsmarted, outwitted, outplayed and out-maneuvered the Republicans to a degree that even stunned many of us. Congress was filled with GOP faces that were almost comically shell-shocked and incredulous that they had been backed into a corner. They had no choice but to vote for the fiscal compromise or else face a devastating voter backlash for triggering massive tax increases.