Barely Liberal

However, after Bush's attempt to tar him as a bleeding heart, I thought I had it wrong -- so I checked the website of the National Journal, the source cited by Bush as branding Kerry the No. 1 liberal of our time. As is his habit on so many things, Bush had the facts wrong. The career voting record of the "Massachusetts liberal" ranks him as only the 11th most liberal, behind current colleagues from Iowa, California, Illinois, Minnesota, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Vermont and Maryland -- and his running mate is a miserable 27th.