In the welter of good news last week, I blew it and incorrectly wrote that a new website, strongly advocating for restoring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, was the creation of the Gibson Dunn law firm, which had filed one of the four new lawsuits challenging the 2008 takeover of Fannie and Freddie.
I since have learned that Gibson Dunn has nothing to do with the website..
My apologies to the Gibson Dunn law firm for associating them with this endeavor--which seeks to rally F&F allies and raise money to back its efforts--and anyone who may have contacted the site offering support or, worse, a financial contribution.
When I first became aware of my inaccurate attribution, I posted an initial concern on the blog's "Comments" section.
I've since been told by a senior lawyer (not from Gibson Dunn), managing one of the four suits, that the person behind the web site may be one Thomas Goddard (sp?), of whom I know nothing.
The site's creator may, indeed, be a major Fannie/Freddie advocate, but I personally can't attest to that because I never have encountered the gentleman and can't find any information about him. (If you have any, please share it with me?)
So check the site if you want, but be slow to pledge anything until you become convinced of the site's and Mr. Goddard's (sp?) bona fides.
I promise more care and caution in future blogs.