I mean the jokes just write themselves don’t they:
Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus’ office confirmed late Friday night that the Montana Democrat was carrying on an affair with his state office director, Melodee Hanes, when he nominated her to be U.S. attorney in Montana.
According to a source familiar with their relationship, Hanes and Baucus began their relationship in the summer of 2008 – nearly a year before Baucus and his wife, Wanda, divorced in April 2009. The Senator had informally separated from his wife in March 2008 and they were living apart when he began dating Hanes, according to Baucus’ office.
I wonder if this is going to be used to pressure him one way or the other on the healthcare bill…
…Actually I don’t wonder at all.
All you need is an attractive photo of same and we could have saved this for Rule 5 tomorrow.
Update: Legal Insurrection raises an interesting point:
Baucus opposes Democrats on health care. Cub reporter breaks the story embarrassing Baucus. Someone connected to the White House or Democratic leadership drop a dime? Or mere coincidence?
Hey Max, do you believe in coincidence?
His statement on tactics is quite correct, but is frankly irrelevant.
I’m not a big fan about whining about the timing of a revelation of corruption, if one acted ethically then it isn’t a problem. To complain about the timing of this stuff is to my mind no different than Then Barbara Boxer about e-mail theft because of the climategate scandal.
It’s like the stupid laws about accepting dinners. An honest man is not going to sell his vote for dinner and a dishonest man is not going to be stopped by such a law, he will find a way around it.
Update 2: Robert Stacy links to me and Instapundit links to him however as people are for reasons unknown bothering to have a life today I haven’t seen any kind of increase in traffic. However for those who are counting that makes instalance number 12 for The Other McCain since the last one that LGF enjoyed.
That is a rate of one a week. A higher regular rate than Charles enjoyed in his day.
Alas how the mighty has fallen!