When Indiana senator Evan Bayh took his farewell media tour to ABC's "The View," both the show's left- and right-leaning hosts took the Democrat to task for his decision not to seek re-election. Sen. Bayh, expanding on his high-profile Saturday Op-Ed in The New York Times, cited his inability to get anything done in a Congress bogged down in meaningless partisan sniping. In the clip's most notable exchange, Bayh makes a joke at Sarah Palin's expense, prompting Conservative host Elizabeth Hasselbeck to accuse him of indulging in the same sort of partisan sniping he'd just denounced. Did Bayh succeed in explaining how to cure Washington of partisanship, or did he just get himself into hot water? Watch for youself:
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