Thursday, June 23, 2011

More On Self-Dealing Evan Bayh

Former Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh has joined another corporate board. This time he is joining Fifth Third Bank after helping steer legislation favorable to financial institutions during his Senate tenure. The Star's Maureen Groppe got this flippant answer from Bayh, who also took another job working for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in response to criticism that he is cashing in on his Senate career:

Bayh said he's amused by criticism that he's trying to cash in on his Senate career, which included service on the Senate banking committee.
"I've asked no government official for anything," Bayh said. "If people want to hire me, it's because of my knowledge and because I can give sensible advice, not because I'm attempting to wield influence."

Yeah, right. Bayh has absolutely no knowledge of how a business is run. He is a spoiled brat who had everything handed to him on a silver platter. When Bayh began his political career back in 1986, he owned a used BMW licensed in the state of Virginia and a modest condomonium in downtown Indianapolis originally purchased by his father. Today, he and his wife have parlayed his political career with a plethora of quid pro quos courtesy of business interests he either helped when he was governor or legislatively as a U.S. Senator that have made the couple multi-millionaires. No other politician in the history of Indiana politics has been offered so much of what can only generously be described as legalized bribes.

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