The missus and I are off to a Halloween party. But before I go I'll tag along with Leiter, Bertram, Yglesias and others by up and taking my political compass test. Here I am. Equal parts moderate lefty and libertarian. I think that's a bit off. I should be one notch more libertarian and one notch less lefty. And who figured the Dalai Lama for a libertarian on their little chart? Oh, well. Glad I'm not sitting next to Mugabe. On the other hand, I'm doomed to vote for Kucinich or Sharpton, a proposition subject to grave doubt. As Leiter observes - it's damn obvious - a substantial number of the questions are so ambiguous as to be worse than useless. It always surprises me when people put so much technical work into surveys or little tests like this then don't bother to iron out simple problems with word choice and phraseology that are bound to lead to bad data.