Reacting to news that Evan Bayh is becoming a Fox News contributor, George Zornick reminds us:

When former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) surprised Washington one year ago and announced his decision not to seek re-election, he blamed “too much partisanship and not enough progress too much narrow ideology and not enough practical problem-solving.”

Yglesias glowers at Bayh's new career:

Note that there’s considerable synergy between Bayh’s [lobbyist] job at McGuireWoods LLP and his Fox gig. This way business enterprises hoping for regulatory favors or subsidies from the federal government can hire McGuireWoods not only to take advantage of Bayh’s influence and knowledge on the Hill, they’ll also be gaining on on-air television spokesman, presumably one whose client affiliations won’t be disclosed to the viewing public. And since as best we can tell Fox has no journalistic standards, it’ll be an ideal venue for peddling whatever nonsense he likes.

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