How can you nominate your girlfriend to a US attorney post?! Isn't that like outrageous or something? Did he check with his wife first?! Oh, wait, it's not Mark Sanford, it's Max Baucus, he's a Dem so this is OK Baucus nominated girlfriend for U.S. attorney post Baucus nominated girlfriend for U.S. attorney post Gazette State Bureau | Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 11:30 pm | (26) Comments Melodee Hanes was nominated for Montanas U.S. attorney by Sen. Max Baucus while the two were romantically involved. Related: Roll Call: Baucus Nominated Girlfriend for U.S. Attorney HELENA - Sen. Max Baucus' office confirmed late Friday that the Montana Democrat was romantically involved with his state director, Melodee Hanes, when he nominated her for Montana's U.S. attorney, Roll Call is reporting.