Evan Bayh creates new, awful job for self

The former centrist Senator is now helping the Chamber of Commerce fight OSHA, the EPA, and the SEC

Topics: Evan Bayh, D-Ind., War Room, U.S. Senate,

Evan Bayh creates new, awful job for selfSen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind, responds to a question at Democratic headquarters in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. Bayh did not seek re-election. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)(Credit: Darron Cummings)

Remember how Evan Bayh quit the Senate in a huff because he wanted to make a tremendous amount of money help create one damn job or whatever he said he was going to do? And remember how then he became a lobbyist, joined a private equity firm, and signed with Fox News? I’m thrilled to report that Evan Bayh has created a fourth job, for himself: Shill for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as they work to gut the EPA, SEC, OSHA, and the brand-new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

One thing that is definitely standing in the way of job-creation is a rule requiring disclosure of the use of conflict minerals from the Congo, so I am glad that Bayh and the Chamber are working tirelessly to delay the implantation of that rule.

Let’s try to predict what Evan Bayh will do next, to create jobs!

  • Become a consultant for NFL owners in their lockout of the Players Association.
  • Became a mercenary for Blackwater.
  • Join Mitt Romney campaign.
  • Write a column for the Daily Beast.

Together, we can save or create 10,000,000 jobs, for Evan Bayh.

Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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