Monday, January 31, 2011

Light posting this week

Because of the flu bug, blog posting will be really light this week.

Mazel tov, Jon Stewart.
Jon Stewart, the satirical host of “The Daily Show” who used his television program to push for federal money for the health care of first responders at ground zero, was appointed on Thursday to the board of the foundation building the Sept. 11 museum and memorial.
Retired Indiana Senator Evan Bayh will be working for a DC law firm.
Former Sen. Evan Bayh is joining McGuireWoods LLP as a partner in Washington, the law firm will announce on Monday.

The just-retired Democratic lawmaker and former governor will serve as a strategic adviser on policy matters to clients of the firm as well as its consulting subsidiary. Mr. Bayh, a centrist Democrat who was a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee as well as the Banking Committee during his two terms in the Senate, likely will be spending a lot of time on banking policy as well as energy and climate-change policy.[...]

Mr. Bayh also has become a senior adviser to Apollo Global Management, a private equity firm in New York. And he’s planning to do paid speaking appearances, and possibly TV commentary gigs, too, said Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly, who represents Mr. Bayh. Mr. Bayh joins a growing number of former lawmakers who have chosen to divide their time – for example, between a law firm and a financial firm, said Mr. Barnett.

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