The Lafayette Journal & Courier editorial board is the latest to notice that former Senator Bayh is full of crap. Their observations closely match those of Ezra Klein who probably wrote the definitive take down of Bayh’s statements as he departed the Senate as compared to his subsequent career choices.
Sen. Bayh left office, bemoaning partisanship, special interest influence, and a lack of public spirit. He then took a job with the highly partisan Fox News and, rather than teaching or doing anything public minded in Indiana as he had suggested, took a job working for a high power lobbying firm that makes a lot of money promoting some dubious interests.
Had Sen. Bayh left without comment or simply said he was tired of what he was doing and wanted to try something else, he wouldn’t have invited this kind of push back. But he had to get all sanctimonious and lecture us. Choosing the jobs that he did after treating us to yet another concerned lecture, practically begs for clouds of stones to be hurtled into his glass house. Fortunately, given his career choices, he can afford to buy plenty of glass.