Want to be a U.S. Attorney? Sleep with Sen. Max Baucus

Right now, the headline is the complete story. But it’s a wicked headline.

From the Associated Press:

A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says the Montana Democrat was in a romantic relationship with the woman he nominated for U.S. attorney.

Spokesman Ty Matsdorf says Baucus and his former state office director Melodee Hanes began the relationship in the summer of 2008. Baucus nominated Hanes for the U.S. attorney post last March, but she later withdrew her name.

I’m remembering the legendary George Costanza from Sienfeld blurting out, "I’m giving you a raise!" in the midst of a liaison with a secretary.