Bayh puts out feelers for his next job 

When I read Michael Barone's write-up on the Bayh retirement announcement, I couldn't help but notice this:

“My decision was not motivated by political concern. . . . At this time I believe I can best contribute to society in another way: by creating jobs by helping to grow a business, helping guide an institution of higher learning or helping to run a worthy charitable endeavor.”

These all represent ways in which lawmakers cash out after spending careers in public service -- they get themselves appointed to corporate boards and positions in higher education that pay well and often require little work. The fact that Bayh is seeking such a job is certainly no shock. Who wouldn't? But the fact that he would use his retirement statement to put out a glorified want ad like this one is a bit of a shock, and has unsavory implications.

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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