You Wouldn’t Like Evan Bayh When He’s Angry

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"You Wouldn’t Like Evan Bayh When He’s Angry"

Evan Bayh

Playing against type:

Faced with Republican resistance that many Democrats saw as driven more by politics than policy disagreements, Senate Democrats in recent days gained new determination to bridge differences among themselves and prevail over the opposition.

Lawmakers who attended a private meeting between Mr. Obama and Senate Democrats at the White House on Tuesday pointed to remarks there by Senator Evan Bayh, Democrat of Indiana, as providing some new inspiration.

Mr. Bayh said that the health care measure was the kind of public policy he had come to Washington to work on, according to officials who attended the session, and that he did not want to see the satisfied looks on the faces of Republican leaders if they succeeded in blocking the measure.

Not really sure why he thinks a bipartisan deficit commission is going to work, given his (correct) analysis of the health care landscape.

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