Max Baucus (D-MT) has been on the forefront of the fight to bring socialized medicine to America. What ol' mad Max failed to mention is that he nominated Melodee Hanes for a cushy job at the U.S. Attorney General's office for the state of Montana. Hanes was Baucus's mistress.
The news out of Helena this morning, is that last March, the Senior Senator put forward the name of his longtime Mistress Melonee Hanes to serve under Eric Holder in the U.S. Attorney General's office. He submitted the name as one of 6 prospects from Montana. Baucus later withdrew her name during the selection process.
Now, whether or not they had an affair is none of my business. What IS my business is the political favortism shown to this chick. Granted, it happens on both sides of the congressional aisle, and in both cases is very wrong.
I'm left wondering how the MSM will spin this if they ever decide to take up the issue. They haven't touched the Climategate debacle yet, so this may not see the light of day within the confines of the major news networks. Remember how Gov. Mark Sanford was excoriated within the media for his affair with an Argentine woman? Don't look for that to happen with Baucus. What Sanford did was reprehensible, but at least he didn't get his mistress a cushy government job.
Don't cry for Melodee (photo, right -- whom I predict will be portrayed as a victim). Though her nomination was withdrawn, she found employment. She currently works as an Acting Deputy Administrator of the Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, according to a Justice Department web site.