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Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana is calling it quits, leaving the Congress after two terms. What’s not to like?

Without mandatory term limits for the office, Mr. Bayh’s self-imposed limit seems an honorable second-best.

Bayh has also openly expressed his disgust with the behavior of this Congress, calling it “brain dead.” No argument from me.

On CBS’s Early Show Bayh clarified his decision to leave government for the private sector, saying, “If I could create one job in the private sector by helping to grow a business, that would be one more than Congress has created in the last six months.”


If he’s talking about sustainable, productive jobs, he’s no doubt correct.

But there is something about Evan Bayh’s leave-taking announcement that leaves me more than a little disgusted.

Bayh’s decision surprised most. But it was certainly no surprise to Bayh. Surely contemplating re-election has been on his mind for some time.

By waiting until to the last minute to drop out, Bayh ensures that the people of Indiana will have no say in choosing the Democratic candidate for his position — no campaign, no primary election. The Democrat’s nominee will be installed by the party’s State Central Committee.

Bayh’s departure is unfortunately no departure from the brand of politics that continually games our elections, where the insiders offer voters as little choice as possible.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor


  1. Another great take on the “progressives'” insidious and systemically-incremental attack on our beloved fraternal republic and on American Exceptionalism.

    First own, operate and control the language, the “schools,” the media, the banks, Wall Street and then the “credit-rating” agencies.

    Next thing we know even major player in all of this, New York’s top stand-over and shake down thug … um … attorney-general … um … governor, will turn out to be but a whore.

    Or, as Common Sense might inform, something close to one.

    Brian Richard Allen
    Lost Angeles – Califobambicated 90028
    And the Very far Abroad

  2. […] number of big-name politicians, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Indiana Senator Evan Bayh, push the idea of a centrist, can-do spirit, a bi-partisan effort that will transcend the nastiness […]

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