Obviously, Evan Bayh’s never been my favorite Senator. And the more one learns about both the manner of his departure, and the thinking behind it, the clearer it is why. Simply put: He’s an immoral person who conducts his affairs in public life with a callous disregard for the impact of his decisions on human welfare. He’s sad he’s not going to be president? He doesn’t like liberal activists? He finds senate life annoying? Well, boo-hoo. We all shed a tear.
I don't get how one can be an immoral person because he pissed off a liberal blogger. As E.D. Kain notes, Bayh is a conservative Democrat representing a right-of-center state in the same way that Olympia Snowe is a liberal Republican representing a left-of-center state; meaning you got to represent your constituents not some blogger.
Maybe what gets me about all this is how on the one hand progressives talk about how narrowminded the GOP is with its threat of purity tests and then turns around and rants about those in their party that don't measure up to the liberal purity test.
What a hypocrite.