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I doubt that Gingrich provided any business/economic advice, I think he was there to provide political 'advice'. The man is an absolute chameleon.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:00 AM   #42
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The people at Freddie have disputed his recollection.

I'm sceptical of his brilliant advice that no one else seems to be able to remember him giving.


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I guess it kinda depends on what he told them. He says he told them years ago they were headed for disaster.
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We appreciate your effort to keep the thread on topic and FIRE related - super committee jeopardy - and not let it get into a discussion of presidential candidates.
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Anyway, all this talk about consultants in general misses the point of Gingrich's work for Fanny Mae. He apparently wasn't brought in to make the place run better, and they obviously disregarded any advice he gave them about the "wisdom" of accelerating their sub-prime business. He was apparently hired to help them make the case for more support from Congress by 1) showing that they had conservatives in their stable providing advice (whether or not they took it) and 2) helping them understand how best to lobby Congress for more support, especially among conservative members.

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Do you really believe that?



I am sure the Democratic strategist hope he wins the primary. They are much more concerned about Romney!
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