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Evan Bayh Is A Carpetbagger

REUTERS/Mike Segar

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I live in the same neighborhood as Evan Bayh. Or so he wants Indiana voters to believe. Yet I never seem to see him at CVS or Dunkin Donuts or Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts. I sure would love to give that guy a friendly wave and a “Howdy, neighbor!” But he’s never around.

As it turns out, I’m not just imagining things. Associated Press:

Evan Bayh says that his Indianapolis condominium has long been his home, and that he has spent “lots and lots” of time there since deciding to run for his old Senate seat. But a copy of his schedule shows Bayh did not stay overnight there once during his last year in office in 2010…

The schedule provided to The Associated Press shows the Democrat spent taxpayer money, campaign funds or let other people pay for him to stay in Indianapolis hotels on the relatively rare occasions he returned from Washington, DC…

During an interview with WLFI-TV in August he tried to put the issue to rest, but gave the wrong address for his condo, which is listed on his drivers’ license and voter registration.

That’s because he doesn’t live here. He wants to represent Indiana in the U.S. Senate again, but he wants nothing to do with actual Hoosiers.

Evan Bayh has spent his whole political career trying to get the hell out of Indiana. Which is fine. He gets to do that. But he doesn’t just get to come back and pretend he cares about us. We know he doesn’t.

You need us a lot more than we need you, Evan. Run along.