Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Clerihew about Max Baucus

Senator Max Baucus Admits That He Had Affair with Former Staffer When He Nominated Her For U.S. Attorney Position (Jonathan Turley blog, 12/5/2009)

“Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus has admitted that he was romantically involved with a former staffer when he recommended her earlier this year to become the next U.S. attorney for Montana. Baucus only recently separated from his second wife, Ty Matsdorf, and had a romantic relationship with his former staffer Melodee Hanes starting in the summer of 2008. He nominated her for the appointment in March but they later agreed to withdraw the nomination when they moved into the same house.”

You can read the rest of the post here.

Inspired by the Baucus story—I wrote the following:

A Clerihew about Max Baucus

Senator Max Baucus
Of the “slap and tickle” caucus
Considered Melodee Hanes
To be one of his Capitol gains.


  1. Cute. I liked it. Soft jabs for Dems. Nothing when a prez candidate cheats on his cancer-stricken wife. I get it - scruples limit creativity.

  2. Robo--

    Well...look at it this way--I haven't written any verses about the Republican politicians who have cheated on their wives either. You know, folks like Mark Sanford and John Ensign--Ensign, the "family virtues" guy who had an affair with his best friend's wife.

    In addition, I didn't think I could write about The Edwards affair humorously in light verse.