Remember Franklin Raines? UPDATED
more recently, taken calls from Barack Obama's presidential campaign seeking his advice on mortgage and housing policy matters.
That doesn't exactly fill me with confidence.
UPDATE (and bumped):
Apparently I'm a fool for trusting WaPo. This according to FactCheck. To wit: "So what evidence does the McCain campaign have for the supposed Obama-Raines connection? It is pretty flimsy, but it is not made up completely out of whole cloth. McCain spokesman Brian Rogers points to three items in the Washington Post in July and August. It turns out that the three items (including an editorial) all rely on the same single conversation, between Raines and a Washington Post business reporter, Anita Huslin, who wrote a profile of the discredited Fannie Mae boss that appeared on July 16."
Just so I have this straight: On three separate occasions the ever vaunted Washington Post published the fact that he is advising Obama based on first hand information which then went through the bulletproof vetting process by editors and lawyers and we cannot trust that. That is "flimsy". Good to know.