Saturday, December 05, 2009

Baucus Girlfriend with Des Moines Ties

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Montana Senator Max Baucus apparently dated his staffer and then recommended her for a post for U.S. attorney in his state. Baucus doesn't sound like he is denying the recommendation. The staffer/girlfriend has numerous Des Moines ties. Melodee Hanes graduated from Drake University in Des Moines. She later served as Assistant Polk Couny Attorney and as an adjunct law professor at Drake, according to her resume.

Republicans want an ethics investigation. I asked Iowa Senator Tom Harkin what he thought of the news of his fellow Democrat. He said he didn't really have a comment about the story. He told me he first learned of the story this morning by reading the newspaper. And he added, "Issues like just to wait until all the facts come out and stuff like that."

Harkin also predicted a health bill will pass out of the senate before Christmas with a bill to the president in January. And he continues to say a public option will be part of the final bill.


Anonymous said...

Too bad Harkin isn`t up for election ths next year . I`d help boot his behind out the door.every one who is for this just wait till taxes hit you with every one unemployed.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Harkin will help follow through on whether this bill is even meets the constitution or not. also wondering why he didn`t get a bucket full for Iowa like nebraska got. He must not be on Reid`s good side.