If you’re a regular dude looking for a date, you go to a bar or use an online dating service. If you’re a United States Senator, you just get the taxpayers to hire you a girlfriend:
U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says he plans to marry his girlfriend and former director of his state offices. Baucus said Monday he and Melodee Hanes were engaged over the Christmas holiday in Helena. The 69-year-old veteran Democrat says they intend to marry in Montana this summer.
Baucus and his second wife, Wanda, divorced in early 2009 after 25 years of marriage.
The senator recommended Hanes for Montana’s U.S. attorney post in 2009, a move that later came under scrutiny due to their relationship.
By then, Hanes had withdrawn her name from consideration and instead took a job with the Justice Department in Washington, D.C.
Boy hires Girl, Boy falls in love with Girl, Boy tries to use his position as an elected official to get Girl a high-paying government job--Yep, that's how everybody's love story goes.
By the way, here's Maxi's soon-to-be blushing bride.
I guess Baucus is marrying the Hillary Clinton Circa 2006 Look-Alike Contest Winner. Huzzah.
Say what you will about the Senator's lack of ethics, or his unorthodox taste in the ladies. One thing is certain: He's always a sober legislator. Right?
Montana Max kept asking, "Where's the courage?" Here's an even better question-Where's the breathalyzer? Forget about the blood-alcohol level. This dude is pumping 80 proof flop-sweat.
Hey Treasure Staters, just an FYI for ya here. Max Baucus is up for re-election in 2014. Find a viable candidate that actually represents the interests of your state to beat the drunken sleazeball pile of fail masquerading as your United States Senator. You've got a few years, but I'd say you need to get on it now, just to be on the safe side.
The Rest of America.