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Baucus Nominated Girlfriend for U.S. Attorney
Fox News ^ | November 5, 2009

Posted on 12/05/2009 3:10:00 AM PST by Zakeet

A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says the Montana Democrat was in a romantic relationship with the woman he nominated for U.S. attorney.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus was already involved with his girlfriend and former staffer when he recommended her earlier this year to become the next U.S. attorney for Montana, a spokesman said.

The Montana Democrat and his former state office director Melodee Hanes began their relationship in the summer of 2008, after Baucus separated from his wife, Ty Matsdorf told The Associated Press late Friday.

Baucus nominated Hanes for the U.S. attorney post in Montana in March. But she later withdrew, saying she had been presented with other opportunities she couldn't pass up.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: 111th; abuseofoffice; adultery; baucus; bhodoj; cultureofcorruption; democorrupts; maxbaucus; melodeehanes; officialcorruption; sexscandal
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Max's mistress nominee.

1 posted on 12/05/2009 3:10:01 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Embroidered on panties, underneath: "Tiger Woods Was Here." ;)

2 posted on 12/05/2009 3:11:52 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

He did all this while she was on his staff?


3 posted on 12/05/2009 3:22:53 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

democrats are masters at presenting a nice smiling face while stealing your wallet, freedom & country.


4 posted on 12/05/2009 3:24:09 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: MARTIAL MONK
He did all this while she was on his staff?

Yes.

They rod and they staff, they comfort me...

5 posted on 12/05/2009 3:25:14 AM PST by IncPen (SEC PROSECUTE AL GORE FOR TRADE FRAUD - GIVE BACK THE OSCAR! - GIVE BACK THE NOBEL!)
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To: MARTIAL MONK
He did all this while she was on his staff?

I will absolutely, positively be banned -- instantaneously and forever -- if I answer that question the way I want to answer it. ;)

6 posted on 12/05/2009 3:25:28 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Zakeet
This guy has been in Washington so long he no longer looks like a westerner, he has that pasty, metro-sexual look that took over tom Daschle’s face.

I'm actually surprised that he likes women.

7 posted on 12/05/2009 3:27:28 AM PST by Daryl L.Hunter (Barack Obama is the Grim Reaper)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
I will absolutely, positively be banned -- instantaneously and forever -- if I answer that question the way I want to answer it. ;)

Yeah - butI can infer enough to enjoy the pun.

8 posted on 12/05/2009 3:47:29 AM PST by Puddleglum ("due to the record harvest, rationing will continue as usual")
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To: Daryl L.Hunter
I'm actually surprised that he likes women.

That was my first thought, too......

9 posted on 12/05/2009 3:53:07 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; MARTIAL MONK

LOL!!!


10 posted on 12/05/2009 3:57:02 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Zakeet

The bigger story here, if anyone is brave enough to investigate it, is whether someone within the Obama administration, the DNC, or some other Communist group had attempted to blackmail Baucus over this “tidbit” in order to convince him to get back in line with their Marxist-Socialist agenda...


11 posted on 12/05/2009 3:57:55 AM PST by Zeppo (Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
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To: Zakeet
http://www.helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/article_228bfc07-4dcf-5d8d-9c90-2877b8a8c89f.html

Baucus’ wife arrested for assault

April 21, 2004

The wife of Montana Democratic Sen. Max Baucus has been charged with assaulting another woman following a Tuesday night dispute over mulch at a Washington, D.C., garden center.

Wanda Baucus, the wife of Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., talks to Washington Metropolitan Police officers in the parking lot of a garden center, Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.

12 posted on 12/05/2009 3:58:15 AM PST by maggief
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To: Zakeet

Metro Max (From Wiki)

Baucus has come under fire from critics calling him a beltway insider who no longer really lives in Montana and only occasionally comes to visit.[47] Until 1991, Baucus owned a house in Missoula, where he practiced law for three years before running for Congress in 1974. He didn’t own a home again in Montana until February 2002, when he bought half of his mother’s house from the Sieben Ranch Company, the ranch started by Baucus’s great-grandfather in 1897. The ranch company, and Baucus’s mother, still own the other half of the house. Baucus has owned a home in Washington, D.C.’s upscale Georgetown district since 1984. As of November 2007, the Missoulian newspaper reported he owned no other property in Montana.

In April 2009, The Associated Press reported that Baucus and his wife, the former Wanda Minge, are divorcing after 25 years of marriage and have “parted ways amicably and with mutual respect.”[48]. Starting in 2008, Baucus had been carrying on an affair with his state office director, Melodee Hanes, who he later nominated to be U.S. Attorney in Montana.[49] Hanes later withdrew her nomination when the conflict of interest became known, though she and Baucus are still involved.

Baucus has one son, Zeno, by his first wife, Ann Geracimos


13 posted on 12/05/2009 4:19:46 AM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick Dems when they're down. Wait 'till they're 1/2 way back up. You get much better leverage!)
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To: Zakeet

Metro Max (From Wiki)

Baucus has come under fire from critics calling him a beltway insider who no longer really lives in Montana and only occasionally comes to visit.[47] Until 1991, Baucus owned a house in Missoula, where he practiced law for three years before running for Congress in 1974. He didn’t own a home again in Montana until February 2002, when he bought half of his mother’s house from the Sieben Ranch Company, the ranch started by Baucus’s great-grandfather in 1897. The ranch company, and Baucus’s mother, still own the other half of the house. Baucus has owned a home in Washington, D.C.’s upscale Georgetown district since 1984. As of November 2007, the Missoulian newspaper reported he owned no other property in Montana.

In April 2009, The Associated Press reported that Baucus and his wife, the former Wanda Minge, are divorcing after 25 years of marriage and have “parted ways amicably and with mutual respect.”[48]. Starting in 2008, Baucus had been carrying on an affair with his state office director, Melodee Hanes, who he later nominated to be U.S. Attorney in Montana.[49] Hanes later withdrew her nomination when the conflict of interest became known, though she and Baucus are still involved.

Baucus has one son, Zeno, by his first wife, Ann Geracimos


14 posted on 12/05/2009 4:20:11 AM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick Dems when they're down. Wait 'till they're 1/2 way back up. You get much better leverage!)
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To: maggief

How do you say “dysfunctional” humans? Isn’t there something illegal about these antics? These “public servants” never cease to amaze me.


15 posted on 12/05/2009 4:20:23 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: maggief

The rumor going around Helena and Missoula back then was that Wanda liked her vodka and her Vicodin.


16 posted on 12/05/2009 4:23:11 AM PST by CholeraJoe (I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter.)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

“He did all this while she was on his staff?”

Talk about multitasking! Clinton only managed to talk on the phone.


18 posted on 12/05/2009 4:37:26 AM PST by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: Zakeet

The democrats have figured out that to ‘get rid of Red States’ all they have to do is take over the AG office and the Sec’y of State office....gives them the election edge they need.


19 posted on 12/05/2009 4:42:57 AM PST by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: Zakeet

***The Montana Democrat and his former state office director Melodee Hanes began their relationship in the summer of 2008, after Baucus separated from his wife, Ty Matsdorf told The Associated Press late Friday.***

More like his wife found out about the affair in the spring of 2008 and asked for a divorce that was granted in summer of 2008. Lying scumbag.


20 posted on 12/05/2009 4:53:49 AM PST by WildWeasel
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To: Zakeet

Ugh. Even his wrinkles have wrinkles.


21 posted on 12/05/2009 5:11:43 AM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: maggief
The wife of Montana Democratic Sen. Max Baucus has been charged with assaulting another woman following a Tuesday night dispute over mulch at a Washington, D.C., garden center.

A dispute over mulch!! I did not know there was a mulch shortage.

23 posted on 12/05/2009 5:24:06 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: Zakeet

Bump, bump, bump

Liberals are as liberals do.


24 posted on 12/05/2009 5:42:40 AM PST by no-llmd
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To: IncPen

They rod and they staff, they comfort me...

I think you were going for Thy rod IN thy staff, they comfort me.....


25 posted on 12/05/2009 5:45:33 AM PST by wombtotomb
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To: Zakeet

She looks like Harriet Meyers!!


26 posted on 12/05/2009 5:47:56 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

eeeeeewwww......what a PICTURE you painted!!


27 posted on 12/05/2009 5:48:37 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 6SJ7

That was a funny DC story. Apparently Mrs Baucus was annoyed because the garden shop assistants assisted another customer before her. And she objected. After all: didn’t they know who she was?!!!!


28 posted on 12/05/2009 5:51:44 AM PST by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: MindBender26
His son's name is ZENO????

He CHEATED on his wife with the Harriet Meyers look alike????

What the HELL is up with Montana?? It's such a MANLY state and they have this Girlie man Senator?? gessh.

29 posted on 12/05/2009 5:53:17 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I was thinking the same thing. Do I want to be banned or not?


30 posted on 12/05/2009 6:11:14 AM PST by animal172 (I'm so glad John Wayne isn't alive to see what has happened to our beloved country.)
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To: animal172
It's some sort of trap. Just gotta be. ;)
31 posted on 12/05/2009 6:12:18 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Thermalseeker

Mine too.


32 posted on 12/05/2009 6:12:25 AM PST by clintonh8r (Oath Keeper and Manhattan Declaration signer)
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To: Zakeet

geez, what a set of paws on that one.....


33 posted on 12/05/2009 6:22:50 AM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

And Newt got run out of Congress for writing a book?


34 posted on 12/05/2009 6:30:27 AM PST by Flint
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To: Zakeet

investigate him like they’ve done Ensign and make sure campaign contributions didn’t go to her.


35 posted on 12/05/2009 6:57:35 AM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Zakeet
...jeez

..what fun is it being a Senator if you can't get your girlfriends & family members a government job??

/sarc

36 posted on 12/05/2009 6:57:36 AM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: maggief

I remember living in Northern Va when did this happened. I can’t believe the people of Montana keep sending him back.


37 posted on 12/05/2009 6:58:49 AM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Zakeet

Lucky for him he’s a Democrat. They never have to take responsibility for anything. The “news media” only hounds Republicans.


38 posted on 12/05/2009 7:21:30 AM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: 6SJ7

“A dispute over mulch!! I did not know there was a mulch shortage.”

Democrats can be recognized by an overbearing sense of entitlement.


39 posted on 12/05/2009 7:24:09 AM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Daryl L.Hunter

Is the woman blind or desperate? He is no prize!


40 posted on 12/05/2009 7:40:26 AM PST by Joan912 (bring on 2012 already!)
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To: Zakeet

It has gotten so bad in Washington that important issues are only sideshows.

CONGRESS ITSELF, THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND LOBBYISTS ARE THE BIGGEST ISSUES.

These people have seen to it that the voting booth has failed us. All the alternatives are very ugly, but IMHO, absolutely necessary to preserve the virtues of our country.


41 posted on 12/05/2009 7:55:20 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

the traditional keep it zipped story......but then again....his wife was a classic loon at the garden center a few years back. just dang.


42 posted on 12/05/2009 7:59:45 AM PST by tioga
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To: maggief
"A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says the Montana Democrat was in a romantic relationship with the woman he nominated for U.S. attorney."

"The wife of Montana Democratic Sen. Max Baucus has been charged with assaulting another woman following a Tuesday night dispute over mulch at a Washington, D.C., garden center."

They're all crazy!! But STILL, not as crazy as Pelosi.

45 posted on 12/05/2009 8:40:18 AM PST by 444Flyer (You're either with us and our falsely accused Navy Seals, or you're with the terrorists.)
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To: Zakeet

Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) recently succeeded in getting his son appointed US Attorney for South Dakota.


46 posted on 12/05/2009 9:01:51 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: maggief

Where’s her 7-iron?

Women need to start a “First Wive’s Golf Club” to get into practice.


47 posted on 12/05/2009 9:06:27 AM PST by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: Zakeet

My husband just said, One good F**K deserves another!

Willie Brown could learn a few lessons from this big pharm corruptocrat.


48 posted on 12/05/2009 9:12:56 AM PST by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

the embroidery should have read “Out of Bounds”. ;-)


49 posted on 12/05/2009 9:14:50 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: The Great RJ

VP Biden’s son became AG and Biden’s arrogance wanted him to take his senate seat. What’s better than having your like minded buddy Eric Holder as attorney general? Your son.

Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III (born February 3, 1969) Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beau_Biden#Political_career

In his first bid at political office, Biden ran for Attorney General of Delaware in 2006. Biden won the election by approximately five percentage points.

A article of a local CA politician’s son was in the paper. John Garamendi,ex state insurance commissioner, his son got out of Berkeley and immediately was placed in high paying board and employment positions. No experience whatsoever.

There is a reason in business many companies do not allow nepotism. Only in politics can you line up friends and family members who will protect everything you do.


50 posted on 12/05/2009 9:43:01 AM PST by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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