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The Federal Reserve Hires Enron Lobbyist

You can't make this stuff up folks. A former Enron lobbyist is being hired by the Federal Reserve.

The Federal Reserve intends to hire a veteran lobbyist as it seeks to counter skepticism in Congress about the central bank’s growing power over the U.S. financial system, people familiar with the matter said.

Linda Robertson currently handles government, community and public affairs at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and headed the Washington lobbying office of Enron Corp., the energy trading company that collapsed in 2002 after an accounting scandal. She was also an adviser to all three of the Clinton administration’s Treasury secretaries.

She is going to spruce up the Fed's image.

Right o. Just what we need, another millionaire lobbyist focused on image instead of substance.