When will these people learn that we don't live in the 18th century anymore?In other words, there are no secrets in the age of telephone videos, e-mail attachments and a NATIONAL INQUIRER willing to put money on your lap for dirt anybody!
Just ask Tiger Woods! Or the former governor of New York!
Ed-M has been following the Sen Baucus story: Baucus gave girlfriend $14K raise
"Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, gave a nearly $14,000 pay raise to a female staffer in 2008, at the time he was becoming romantically involved with her, and later that year took her on a taxpayer-funded trip to Southeast Asia and the Middle East, though foreign policy was not her specialty."I love the fact that Max loves Melodee.....that's sweet and romantic!
After all, what girl wouldn't love a guy who can spend $14,000 on a moment's notice?However, Max is not going into his pocket to buy Melodee anything. On the contrary, Max is allegedly loving Melodee with our tax dollars:
"The ethics of this situation go beyond the personal, although Baucus’ personal ethics here are unimpressive, to say the least.Were taxpayer funds used by Baucus to woo Hanes and to keep her connected to him?
Should Hanes have been included on foreign-policy junkets and paid per diems on taxpayer money?Mostly, how did Hanes get her current position at the DoJ, given all we have discovered about Baucus’ efforts on her behalf earlier, and is this a patronage job meant to feather their bed and distance Baucus from further ethics probes?"
I am calling for an ethics probe......and let the people of Montana decide on whether or not Max Baucus stays in the US Senate.It smells really bad.....really bad!
P.S. By the way, this story is really weird: Report: Baucus' Girlfriend Worked on His Divorce While on His Staff"The last person to know that Sen. Max Baucus wanted a divorce may have been his wife of 25 years.
It appears that Wanda Baucus was in the dark even as a member of Baucus' staff -- Melodee Hanes, the woman who is now his live-in girlfriend -- was plotting out the senator's life without a wife."