The McCain Palin campaign has come out with an ad that mirrors his comment tying Obama to Fannie Mae:
It’s really important that McCain continue to hammer Obama on this because it’s a lie that Obama all about change and reform, especially when it comes to this financial crisis. Obama had his hands out, eagerly accepting campaign funds totaling over $126,000 in just three years from Fannie and Freddie when McCain pointed out back in 2005 that Fannie and Freddie were heading toward disaster. And now, as this ad points out, he has Fannie’s CEO Franklin Raines – who was forced out of Fannie for corruption – as an economic adviser. That’s definitely NOT the kind of change we want or need.
Update: A Freeper found this cached version of Franklin Raines’ Wikipedia page. It states directly:
Franklin Delano Raines (born January 14, 1949 in Seattle, Washington) is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Fannie Mae who served as White House budget director under President Bill Clinton. He is currently employed by Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign as an economic adviser.
That sentence has since been scrubbed after McCain came out with his ad connecting Obama to Raines.