Archive for February 16th, 2010

The most shocking news from President’s Day did not come from your local furniture store’s crazy sales or the fact that I managed to forget twice that the Post Office was closed.  In Indiana, Sen. Evan Bayh announced his retirement from Congress citing his disillusionment with the entire Congressional system.  The timing of this announcement was strange.  While he is up for re-election in 2010, his job was seen as safe.  He led in polling over the leading Republican challenger by 20 points, and his popularity is polling 15 points higher than Obama in his own state.  The son of a longtime liberal senator, his family legacy is rooted in national politics.  So why the rush to retire?  (more…)

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