NY Times: Baucus Suggested Girlfriend for U.S. Attorney, Aide Says
Her credentials, oh, sure, sure. Not her legal credentials, but credentials ...
Senator Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat who is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, was dating a woman he recommended for a United States attorney position last March, a spokesman for Mr. Baucus said early Saturday.
The woman, Melodee Hanes, is a lawyer who worked for Mr. Baucus as his state office director and as a field director from 2003 to 2009.
Mr. Baucus and Ms. Hanes were separated from their spouses when they became romantically involved in the summer of 2008, said the spokesman, Tyler Matsdorf.
In his statement, Mr. Matsdorf said Ms. Hanes was recommended for the United States attorney position solely on the basis of her credentials.