Thursday, August 28, 2008
How Obama Became the Most Liberal Senator
Interesting backgrounder from National Journal
on their ratings:
Obama's No. 1 ranking is akin to being declared the major-league batting champion. The honor goes to the player with the highest batting average, regardless of whether he has the most hits. In Obama's case, voting the liberal position 65 out of 66 times earned him the title, as opposed to a senator who might have voted the liberal position 80 times out of 90.