Where Are They Now: Corporate Democrat Edition
Posted on Jun 7, 2011
Birch Evans “Evan” Bayh III, darling of conservative Democrats, left the Senate to find “better ways to serve my fellow citizens.” So far he has signed on as a Fox News contributor and Chamber of Commerce lobbyist.
This is the type of corporate shill that passes for a moderate in our politics.
On his Chamber of Commerce “road show,” Bayh will be accompanied by former George W. Bush chief of staff Andy Card. The two will campaign against the modest regulatory reforms of the Obama administration.
Bayh will retain his duties as Chamber lackey—he’s just getting paid for it this time around. —PZS
Politico via Politcalwire:
Former Sen. Evan Bayh is adding a gig at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to his role as a Fox News commentator and his job at a law and lobbying firm.
Bayh, an Indiana Democrat, will join former George W. Bush chief of staff Andy Card on a bipartisan “road show,” in which they’re expected to “carry a bipartisan message on regulatory reform,” according to an internal memo sent from Chamber president and CEO Tom Donohue and first published by the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News on Tuesday.
The Chamber plans to officially announce Bayh’s involvement later this month as it launches the “road show,” which is in part aimed at getting Democrats to side with the Chamber in opposing what it sees as excessive regulation by the Obama administration.
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