Bayh Bayh, Evan

**”Rats Deserting a Sinking Ship” Breaking News**

The hits for the Democrats just keep on coming:

Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh will not seek re-election this year, Fox News has learned.

The two-term Indiana senator is known as a moderate Democrat. His retirement gives Republicans yet another opportunity to pick up a seat in a year when several incumbent Democrats are considered vulnerable.

Former GOP Sen. Dan Coats had been planning to challenge Bayh in November.

In a poll last week, Bayh lead Coats significantly (granted it was a Daily Kos poll), but maybe Bayh read the voting trends on the wall. Or maybe Bayh just got tired of being sqawked at by the Gorebot moonbats.

Update: A reminder that, though the media constantly refers to Bayh as a “moderate Democrat,” he nevertheless supported every Obama initiative to come down the line.

Update II: Rumor has it that Dem. Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland won’t run for re-election either. Democrats are bowing out faster than Obama after dinner at Benihana.