Notes: Wrangling in Florida continues. Both camps claim to be on the side of mom and apple pie. Ho Hum. The world is gleeful. That 500-pound, preachy gorilla -- us -- is having election difficulty. A German journalist mentioned that his countrymen are experiencing schadenfreude -- i.e. taking pleasure in another's discomfort. However, Washington Post columnist Jim Hoagland says optimistically that all this proves American democracy works. We agree. 11.17.00