Stories From Washington’s Revolving Door

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Evan Bayh

Sen. Evan Bayh speaks with the reporters after a news conference announcing he will not seek re-election in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

And then there’s Evan Bayh (D-IN), who explained his decision to retire from the Senate with an Op-Ed in The New York Times complaining about the “strident partisanship, unyielding ideology, a corrosive system of campaign financing, gerrymandering of House districts, endless filibusters, holds on executive appointees in the senate, dwindling social interaction between senators of opposing parties and a caucus system that promotes party unity at the expense of bipartisan consensus” — then, ironically and perhaps hypocritically, went on to become a contributor to Fox News, a partner in lobbying firm McGuireWoods LLP and a senior advisor at private equity firm Apollo Global Management
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