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11
Mar
16

President Obama’s Day In Austin

President Barack Obama walks down the stairs of Air Force One upon his arrival at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Friday, March 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Obama traveled to Austin, to speak at South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) and attend 2 Democratic National Committee fundraisers. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)

President Barack Obama is greeted by Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler on the tarmac upon his arrival on Air Force One, Friday, March 11, 2016, at Austin Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas. Obama traveled to Austin, to speak at South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) and attend 2 Democratic National Committee fundraisers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama is greeted by Mayor Steve Adler on the tarmac upon his arrival on Air Force One at Austin Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) waves after he was greeted by Austin Mayor Steve Adler (C) upon arriving aboard Air Force One at Austin Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas March 11, 2016. While in Austin, Obama will participate in the South by Southwest Interactive and Democratic Party events. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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President Barack Obama chats with Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Texas Tribune at the opening Keynote during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at The Long Center in Austin, Texas

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14
Mar
11

‘strident partisanship’ pays well, you know

Steve Benen: About a year ago, to the great disappointment of his Democratic colleagues, Evan Bayh announced he wouldn’t seek re-election. He even wrote a lengthy New York Times op-ed about his decision, decrying “strident partisanship” and “unyielding ideology.”

….He implored Americans to take seriously the “challenges of historic import” that “threaten America’s future,” while at the same time announcing that he would stop working on these challenges altogether.

And what would he do with this time? ….possibly teaching and/or philanthropic work. He … hoped to do something “worthwhile for society.”

That was a year ago. Today, the former senator who decried “strident partisanship” and “unyielding ideology” will be paid by a ridiculous cable news outlet that exists to spew “strident partisanship” and “unyielding ideology”: Fox News officially announced on Monday that Bayh is becoming a contributor to the network.

….Fox News hires Democrats who can be reliably counted on to say unpleasant things about Democrats. Why do you think Doug Schoen is on Fox News all the time? Because of his charming smile or because he’s the “Democrat” who hates Democrats?

Also note, this won’t be Bayh’s full-time gig … when he’s not pontificating for the Republican news network, he’ll be a D.C. lobbyist.

I guess Bayh’s efforts to find a post-Senate career that’s “worthwhile for society” were tougher than expected? That or just wanted the cash. Either way, it’s a reminder that Evan Bayh capacity to disappoint isn’t limited to his career on the Hill.

Full article here

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