Which refutes my argument that both sides were biased ---how? I will point out to you as well that even that recount did not do what i have suggested---recount the votes statewide---it focused on a selected sample of ballots that had not been counted. But frankly whether the 2004 US election was "fair" has nothing to do with an election in Venezuela which in turn has nothing to do with whether a minister should advocate that Chavez be assassinated. We would after all assassinate a lot of leaders if voter fraud were adequate justification. Robertson has a history of rash statements. I doubt that he means them all literally. I would suspect that the Bush administration cringed at this one. But only they could answer that.