Victory, you say?
As long as crazy pointless threads go, this one is a winner.
You can also check this article here.A. What is the connection between Senator Palpatine and Darth Sidious?
According to Cinescape Online's Insider, Rick McCallum, TPM's producer set the record straight on Sidious' identity (also check Question 3I) in a British magazine called Starburst by saying "Ian [McDiarmid] is the Phantom Menace. He's not the Emperor yet [in The Phantom Menace], but he is a Sith Lord. He's also Darth Sidious. That's Ian in the robe."