Monday, February 15, 2010

Evan Bayh Decides He Will Best Serve His Constituents By Not Serving Them

One of the worst Senators in a America is retiring. Regardless of what it means for the Indiana 2010 senate race, this is a good thing. His statement is just as self absorbed and shameless as you'd expect:
Sen. Evan Bayh will not run for re-election, a decision that will shock Democrats and Republicans alike in Indiana.

In prepared remarks, Bayh, 54, cited excessive partisanship that makes progress on public policy difficult to achieve as the motivation for his decision.

“After all these years, my passion for service to my fellow citizens is undiminished, but my desire to do so in Congress has waned,” he said.
Translation: You can sell yourself some as a politician, but you can't be a whore yourself to your full potential without being a corporate lobbyist.
“But running for the sake of winning an election, just to remain in public office, is not good enough,” Bayh said. “And it has never been what motivates me. At this time I simply believe I can best contribute to society in another way: creating jobs by helping grow a business, helping guide an institution of higher learning or helping run a worthy charitable endeavor.”
Translation: Doing absolutely fuck all while having my ass kissed and called "Senator" was nice for 8 years, but an attention whore like myself requires a bigger platform, like commenting on every Sunday show until I run for president in 2012.
“Two weeks ago, the Senate voted down a bipartisan commission to deal with one of the greatest threats facing our nation: our exploding deficits and debt. The measure would have passed, but seven members who had endorsed the idea instead voted ‘no’ for short-term political reasons,” he said.
Translation: Some members of congress were politically motivated when they voted down a bullshit commission that I proposed solely as a vehicle for my own political grandstanding.

While this probably reduces our chances of keeping the Indiana seat in Democratic hands, it's not every day that a truely worthless human being like Evan Bayh decides to leave office.

Enjoy the moment, and look forward to the day when Blanche Lincoln does the same in a few weeks.

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