Saturday, December 05, 2009

Baucus Needs to Go

Here is another reason why we have to clean out Washington and start over.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Democrat from Montana was romantically involved with a former staffer when he recommended her earlier this year to become the next U.S. attorney for Montana. He and his former state office director Melodee Hanes began their relationship in the summer of 2008 after Baucus separated from his wife.

Here's the best part.

Ty Matsdorf, a spokesman for Baucus, said Baucus' relationship with his girlfriend had nothing to do with his decision.

"Senator Baucus recommended each of the three candidates based solely on qualifications, and merit, knowing whichever one the White House selected would serve Montana well," Matsdorf said.

Let's pretend for a moment that this is true, although I highly doubt it. Is the senator unaware of a little thing called "conflict of interest?" Is he so dense he cannot see the ethical problem here? If so, he is unfit to serve. Either way the slime ball needs to step down and go away.

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