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Evan Bayh: Change You Can't Believe In

Bayh in a poor position to make the argument that McCain, Lieberman and Bush were wrong on the war because he was too.
Over at Swampland, Karen Tumulty says that Beltway types are all aflutter about Evan Bayh for the VP slot because of his hard-hitting performance against Joe Lieberman on Fox News recently.



Aside from the fact that Bayh accepts the Republican/Lieberman premise that the war is "winnable," he's in a pretty poor position to make the argument that John McCain, Joe Lieberman and George Bush were wrong on the war because he was too. As Teddy noted yesterday, Bayh not only supported the war, he was an honorary co-chairman (with Lieberman and McCain) of the Committee to Liberate Iraq, a group whose non-Senatorial members included Bill Kristol and James Woolsey.

Talk about ceding the high road.

(Joe Lieberman flushes his toilet on a phone interview with a radio program after the flip)
Jane Hamsher is the founder of FireDogLake. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect.
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