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      by brooklynbadboy

      It is no wonder Melodee Hanes and Thomas Bennett struck out for the big sky country where nobody knew who they were. They left Iowa in disgrace.

      Here we have a United States Court of Appeals saying a prosecutor withholding exculpatory evidence by explicit instruction. A Court of Appeals, the second highest sort in the land, saying a Medical examiner that prosecutor relied on was completely discredited. Here we have a Court of Appeals saying there a romantic relationship between prosecutor and witness. That prosecutor was Melodee Hanes.

      Max Baucus thought that she ought to be U.S. Attorney in Montana. The top federal law enforcement official for the whole state, and a major springboard for a political career. Because of her qualifications. He said he performed an extensive evaluation. Apparently withholding evidence and having sex with the main witness didn't seem to bother him if he knew about it. Normally these sorts of things would disqualify a person for such a high office, as she apparently understood herself when she withdrew. That is why she is now a low ranking Justice Department official in a policy, not prosecutorial role. You don't take job like that when you think you ought to be U.S. Attorney and will face a Senate Confirmation hearing.

      Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed - Eisenhower

      by mrobinson on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 08:50:46 AM PST

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      •  misinformation (0+ / 0-)

        that diary would have you believe Baucus single-handily get the nomination to where it was...which is a lie

        its all a bunch of speculation and hate-mongering based on a few sentences of a woman's almost three-decade career

        you've been watching too much orielly

        •  It would come out in a federal hearing! (0+ / 0-)

          How long would it take Republican senators to find out and question her? How willing would they be to embarrass Baucus? What a fool he is to think he could get away with this!

          Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed - Eisenhower

          by mrobinson on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 08:59:23 AM PST

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          •  its not all about him (0+ / 0-)

            you have a hard-working woman who doesn't want a relationship to spoil her future aspirations

            if I were him I probably would have done the same thing...I'd rather take a huge gamble on a hit, than destroy someone's future because they slept with me

            yeah i know, it doesn't make much sense to a robot...but you see...people have these things called feelings

            i know, you just have hate...but others have more positive emotions

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