I’ve covered in the past the Paul Wolfowitz-Shaha Riza case.
Well, we have more of the same. This time it isn’t too bad, maybe because the man is an important player in the healthcare debate. But then he seems to be going against his own party, so … well, I don’t know. You decide for yourself.
Notice the same pattern – BIG picture of the accused guy, nothing about the girlfriend, the one who stood to benefit from these shenanigans.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus was romantically involved with a former staffer when he recommended her earlier this year to become the next U.S. attorney for Montana, a spokesman said.
The Montana Democrat and his former state office director Melodee Hanes began their relationship in the summer of 2008 after Baucus separated from his wife, Ty Matsdorf told The Associated Press late Friday.
Baucus, a Senate leader helping to shepherd President Barack Obama’s efforts to expand health care, nominated Hanes for the U.S. attorney post in March. But she later withdrew, saying she had been presented with other opportunities she couldn’t pass up.
Well, so in this case she withdrew in the semi-final stage. Ostensibly because she had “other opportunities” but later on we learn that they had decided to start living together, and that is why they had decided that she should withdraw. What would you say to a thief who started breaking into your house, but then stopped because she saw “other opportunities”?
Well, that’s it. Another day, another story about a woman using a man to get ahead. The man gets thrown under the bus when the escapade is exposed, but the woman gets away without a scratch.