The key quote.
“Having extensive experience and qualifications in the field, Ms. Hanes was awarded the position based solely on her merit,” he said. “Since then she has excelled in her role. As well as giving Sen. Baucus 'Round The World' and doesn't mind the occasional 'Cleavland Steamer'.”
This might have been played with. A little.
Via Ace and Drudge.