Via stranger fruit I came across the Political Compass which takes your answers to a series of questions and situates you on a quadrant of Authoritarianism/Libertarianism and Leftism/Rightism. My coordinates were -8.5 on the economic scale and -6.15 on the social scale. So that establishes it, then. I am liberal. Have you read what “the most despicable man on the American political scene” said yesterday about liberals? You can just click through and read it; I don’t want to give him the space. When things are going badly for Bush count on Rove to ramp up the 9/11 rhetoric.