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.(Via Memeorandum.) Baucus had Melodee on his staff.
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.
What was Melodee's position? Sometimes missionary, sometimes cowgirl, sometimes doggie . . .
One of Max's Senate colleagues was frustrated that a committee investigation was not producing results. "Why can't we get to the bottom of this?" the colleague asked, which prompted Baucus to reply, "That's what Melodee said to me last night!"
Add your own jokes.
UPDATE: Left Coast Rebels has photos of Melodee Hanes and . . . Dude. She's not even that hot.
She's not bad if you've got a middle-aged lawyer lady festish, I guess. But for crying out loud, you're a United States Senator, sir!
You are not only bringing shame on your office, Senator Baucus, but you're a disagrace to the adulterous traditions of the Democratic Party. You're only supposed to have affairs with idealistic young aides who care so much for the progressive cause that they don't mind signing false affidavits to protect you from scandal, or being left to die when you get drunk and drive a car off a bridge.
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