Bayh: Sneaking around the Senate (again)

Congressional staffers are not alone in suffering from the negative health effects of pacing Capitol Hill’s marble floors day in and day out.

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) has spent the past week walking through the upper chamber in his customary dark suit, crisp tie — and bright white sneakers. This is the second time in three months that ITK has spotted Bayh in comfy footwear: In July he told ITK that he was recovering from a heel injury, but it appears he hasn’t recuperated 100 percent yet.

“It’s in my right heel; it’s been bothering me for three and a half months,” Bayh told ITK.

Bayh withstood the pain to play in a celebrity tennis tournament in late July sponsored by the Washington Kastles. Proceeds from that event went to charity.

The trim Democrat said, “The doctor finally said [to me], ‘The hard floors around the Senate are really part of the problem.’

“So I’ve had to wear these,” he said, adding: “It’s not about fashion, I promise.”