Earlier this year Freudenthal recommended his wife Nancy Frudenthal to the Obama administration for appointment as a Federal Judge. This appointment was later confirmed by the U.S. Senate including Senators Barrasso and Enzi.
Conservatives were certainly unhappy with Republicans Barrasso and Enzi for supporting Freudenthal’s “nepotism”. Many have speculated this appointment was payback since Freudenthal went out of state campaigning for Obama.
Freudenthal has also been supportive of Obama's health-care policies including acceptance of early Obama-Care monies.
It will be interesting to see if this latest twist of easy money on the backs of taxpayers will cause uproar.