Gingrich has said that he didn't lobby for Freddie Mac and sources cited in NPR and Bloomberg News reports confirm that.<
So really what this whole bogus kerfuffle is about is the fact that the Democrats, and a lot of people on FR, can tie the Gingrich name to Freddie Mac. Big freaking deal. Not to mention the fact that it was 10 years ago.
I'm not for any candidate at this point but it just chaps my ass to see FReepers helping the MSM to tar and feather one of their own using trumped up charges.
He was PAID $1.6 million by Freddie Mac. That certainly does "tie" him to them.
Big freaking deal.
Perhaps it wasn't. But perhaps it was. But Newt's claim that he was consulted for his "historical" perspective is ridiculous. No one believes that. It is absurd. Big companies pay ex-Reps for ACCESS and INFLUENCE. Fredie hired 4 ex-Reps, including Gingrich. Did they want Vin Weber for his "history" chops too? If Newt really stands by that claim - LET'S SEE IT.
Not to mention the fact that it was 10 years ago.
Wow. 2008 was 10 years ago? Time sure does fly.