As a followup on the Miami riot thing, here’s a link to a column by Carl Hiaassen on the incident. He says that GOP Rep. John Sweeney’s “Shut it down” statement was in reference to the protest, not the recount, contradicting the Salon article I linked to yesterday. For what it’s worth, I don’t believe that the recount was stopped because of this protest. What bothers me is that members of the GOP leadership hoped that this protest would shut down the recount. I also don’t necessarily believe that Bush was involved in any of this, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Tom DeLay and his buddies hatched this plan all on their own.