That’s Not The Franklin Raines I Knew, Because I Don’t Know Franklin Raines

Add disgraced former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines to the “thousands of people” Barack Obama kind of sort of knows but absolutely has no ties to.

Two months ago, the Washington Post revealed that Raines was advising the Obama campaign, taking calls from the campaign when they were “seeking his advice on mortgage and housing policy matters,” to no protest from the campaign.  Now that it’s come to light just how deeply into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s pockets Obama was, and how complicit he and the other Democrats in Congress were in the situations that caused the two mortgage giants to collapse on themselves, John McCain released an ad about the relationship and Obama quickly denied the Post’s two-month-old report.

Clearly the McCain ad, which Redstate called a “ranging shot,” struck a nerve.  Assume the point noted by the McCain campaign, and follow up filed for a more advantageous time in the cycle.

This is getting old.  The smartest man in America…

…sat in a church for 20 years without knowing what the pastor believed or was saying.
…went into a million dollar Real Estate deal with one of his biggest fundraisers, a slumlord and later a convicted felon, without knowing anything about the guy
…let an unrepentant terrorist he “barely knows” sponsor him through his early political career and hire him to lead a foundation while his wife worked at the same law firm as the terrorist’s wife, who is also a terrorist.
…took over $105,000 from two companies in four years, the second most of anyone in Congress, while not knowing why they were giving to him or what they expected in return.
…let one of the nation’s prominent newspapers publish a lie about his campaign without bothering to refute it

If we’ve learned something in the past 6 months, we’ve learned that Obama has no impulse control. When they lash out this hard, you have something.

Here’s that something.