All the right wing nuts keep harping on the National Journal's rankings of John Kerry and John Edwards. And they all use the same talking points, helpfully provided by the RNC.
Keep in mind that both Senators missed a lot of votes because of the presidential campaign. A more accurate rating would be their rating over the past five years. Here it is:
2003: Kerry - 1st (96.5) Edwards - 4th (94.5)
2002: Kerry - 9th (87.3) Edwards - 31st (63.0)
2001: Kerry - 11th (87.7) Edwards - 35th (68.2)
2000: Kerry - 20th (77) Edwards - 19th (80.8)
1999: Kerry - 16th (80.8) Edwards - 31st (72.2)
Average: Kerry - 12th (85.9) Edwards - 24th (75.7)
Just thought you'd like to know.