Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ultra-Elite Senator Evan Bayh Calls Other Elites "Elite"

Senator Evan Bayh talks about the mistakes the Democrats have made:
Senator Evan Bayh, Democrat of Indiana, said the atmosphere was a serious threat to Democrats. “I do think there’s a chance that Congressional elites mistook their mandate,” Mr. Bayh said. “I don’t think the American people last year voted for higher taxes, higher deficits and a more intrusive government. But there’s a perception that that is what they are getting.”
First off, voters had eight years of exactly that under Bush. So he's right; people probably thought they were voting for change. Instead, they got Republican-lite.

But what really struck me about this quote was Evan Bayh calling other people "elites".

  • Here is Evan Bayh's claim to being just a regular guy:
  • Father was a US Senator for 18 years
  • Attended high school at St. Albans in Washinton, D.C., one of the most prestigious and expensive private schools in the country
  • After law school, was elected Secretary of State in Indiana at age 31, and then governor in 1988 at age 33.
  • Re-elected in 1992
  • In 1998, he was elected to his father's former seat as a U.S. Senator.
  • His wife is a director of health insurance giant Wellpoint, which has paid her millions, and is a director at a number of other corporations, including a pharmaceutical company.

I'll leave it to you to decide whether Evan Bayh earned his political career, or whether it was just handed to him by his family.

But one things is for certain- there is nothing more ludicrous than Evan Bayh calling other people elite.

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