Skip to comments.Max Baucus Drunk During Health Care Debate (Plus Baucus's girfriend Melodee Hanes)
Posted on 12/28/2009 9:17:43 AM PST by jazusamo
Video of Baucus drunk at link
We have already complained about the media double standard in the coverage of Senator Max Baucus' (D-MT) recent ethical problems. Now comes the clearest evidence yet in the form of this video. It already has 176,000 views on YouTube but it has so far been ignored by the major TV networks and newspapers. Let's remember that Baucus is the architect of the Senate-passed health care plan.
Lets also review what else has the media has virtually ignored. Baucus recommended Melodee Hanes, his live-in girlfriend, to the White House for nomination for Montanas U.S. Attorneys post. He claimed that he pulled the recommendation only as things heated up, a fact that was contradicted by Jodi Rave, who was at the time a reporter for a Montana newspaper. Rave says that Baucus only pulled it after she informed Baucus office that she was going to report on Baucus relationship with Hanes.
Even worse, Lee Newspapers in Montana reported that Hanes met at least twice with a divorce lawyer on Baucus behalf in 2007, months before Baucus and his wife discussed divorce. According to billing records, Hanes discussed items such as proposed property settlement, and market valuation of house. Baucus office claimed that Hanes met with the divorce lawyer in her official capacity. Yeah sure.
This is as tawdry and improper as anything of which Senator John Ensign (R-NV) stands accused. Yet Ensign faces a full-fledged ethics investigation, and nonstop media coverage. Of course, the Ensign story is making everyone's year-end political scandals list.
C’mon Montanans . . . get this SOB out
Did the taxpayers foot the bill for the divorce attorney?
It wouldn’t surprise me or maybe a lawyer crony did it pro bono.
These insane rotten communists (formally Democrats) are going off the deep end. Franken’s rage adds to the insanity. We are being ruled by the corrupt filthy anti-Americans and their time is coming. Americans are getting real tired.
I swear to drunk, I’m not God.
The enemedia are already trying to cover for him. Besides, he may have just been tired and angry. :-)
What does Baucus normally sound like?
Maybe he’s just naturally inarticulate.
Matthews and Obermann will be all over this.....
He’ll retire at the end of his term IMO.
I am a recovering alcoholic and I have a finely tuned drunkdar. Trust me on this: He was trashed.
For me it took about 8 double shots of vodka to get “there.”
I’ve seen him on C-Span a few times and he’s always been articulate.
I swear to drunk, Im not God.
Thank you ossifer.
When does Baucus come up for reelection?
Actually, I kind of have a problem with Ensign too. And Vitter.
What about all the ones that haven’t got caught yet. I am beginning to think all politicians and professional athletes (Like Tiger) have a lot in common.
He was just reelected so he’s good till 2014.
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