Evan Bayh is out

Dateline: Mon 15 Feb 2010

This is from the Washington Post, sent this way by reader Jim Burns:

"Evan Bayh to retire

Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh will not seek re-election this year, a decision that hands Republicans a prime pickup opportunity in the middle of the country.

"After all these years, my passion for service to my fellow citizens is undiminished, but my desire to do so by serving in Congress has waned," Bayh will say.

Bayh will announce the decision at a press conference later today. He was first elected to the Senate in 1998 and was re-elected easily in 2004. National Republicans had recruited former Sen. Dan Coats to challenge Bayh in 2010 although polling suggested Bayh began the race with a 20-point edge. He also had $13 million in the bank at the end of the year.

Prior to being in the Senate, Bayh served two terms as governor of the Hoosier State. He also served briefly as Secretary of State."\

So what does it mean? Bayh has always seemed to be made of the sort of plastic that is immune to criticism, but perhaps he has no real stomach for a battle. Or maybe Mrs. Bayh has made enough money with all her corporate boards that they no longer need his salary. Or????

Suggest away.....



hendy [Member] said:

Obama administration appointee in the making. Mark my words. Egos like this need to fill the void.

2010-02-15 11:51:01

Ms. Cynical [unverified] said:

Maybe Bayh can be our new ambassador to Germany (heh! heh! heh!).

2010-02-15 22:31:53

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