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GOP Calls for Ethics Probe of Baucus for Nominating Girlfriend for U.S. Attorney

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Republicans on Saturday called on the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the disclosure by a senior Democrat that he had recommended his girlfriend to be U.S. attorney.

    Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, the Senate Finance Committee chairman, defended recommending his girlfriend for appointment as Montana's U.S. attorney, saying Saturday his one-time staff member and former state prosecutor is "highly qualified" but eventually withdrew her nomination.

    But the Republican National Committee said the revelation "demands the attention of the Senate Ethics Committee."

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  2. Paul3144

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    I agree with the RNC here. Appointing your girlfriend to a government job is not acceptable, even if she is qualified.
     
  3. billwald

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    To be safe, one should nominate qualified people doesn't like?
     
  4. matt wade

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    I wonder why it's OK for a pastor's wife to get the secretary job, regardless of qualifications?
     
  5. Gold Dragon

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    I would agree if he was doing the appointing. I think it is fuzzier if he is making a recommendation and has no influence over the final decision of the appointment. My guess is that he had some influence with the decision makers, prompting this investigation.
     
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