Remember when Nancy Pelosi became the first Female Speaker of the House, and promised the “Most Ethical Congress Ever”?
WASHINGTON (Dec. 5) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus defended recommending his girlfriend for appointment as Montana’s U.S. attorney, saying Saturday his one-time staff member and the former state prosecutor is “highly qualified” but eventually withdrew her nomination.
Don’t you hate it when they withdraw early?
Baucus said that he began dating former state office director Melodee Hanes after they were both separated from their spouses. The Montana Democrat said they did not have an affair, but began dating while she worked for him.
So it wasn’t an affair; just a grossly inapropriate sexual relationship between an employer and employee that rewarded sex with promotion. Oh yeah, that’s BETTER.
Baucus, who is helping lead Democratic efforts to expand health care, recommended Hanes for the federal prosecutor job in February. The senator said he appointed an independent, third-party reviewer and established “an open and fair process” that resulted in her name and two others being sent, unranked, to the White House for consideration.
Baucus said he did not know whether the reviewer — who is a long-time campaign donor to Baucus — knew about the senator’s relationship with Hanes.
The conflict of interest charges just keep on coming, don’t they?
And her name is “Hanes”? Why, was “Fruit-of-the-Loom” taken already?
Some Days this stuff really DOES write itself. Insert your own jokes in the comments section.
Hat Tip: The TCOT Report