Friday, April 3, 2009


Marc Ambinder: "BTW: senior administration officials tell my colleague Ron Brownstein they have no trouble with Nelson and Bayh voting no given their support for earlier measures and given their electoral situation." Nelson, sure. But what the hell is Evan Bayh doing here? He's extremely famous in Indiana. Barack Obama just won his state, a studding 22-point swing towards the Democrats. Unless Mitch Daniels challenges him there are no viable opponents, and even then he'd beat Daniels in a walk. His campaign war chest is huge, and he doesn't share it with anybody. Can't he find some other way to cultivate a moderate image besides voting against the President's budget?


Aaron said...

Greg Sargent pointed out that the White House is taking a different tact with Evan Bayh:

"Obama’s political operation is urging voters in Indiana to call their members of Congress — including Dem Senator Evan Bayh — to say where they stand on Obama’s budget."

drip said...

studding? As a practitioner of bad typing with a specialty in homophonic error, a bad cold could lead to this studding new usage.

Either way Bayh is a total dick. And Murray and Cantwell are on my shit list too for the estate tax vote on Lincoln/Kyle. Timber and Tech rule in the great Northwest, I guess. The got Salazar out just in time.