Ian Anderson 4 p.m., Oct. 17
Fabiani Joins Goldman Sachs Cleanup Team
San Diego Chargers spokesman Mark Fabiani has joined the crisis response team of Wall Street's beleaguered Goldman Sachs, according to Mike Allen of the online Politico.com. Allen says that Fabiani, whom he identifies as "the Master of Disaster," got on the phone with financial reporters recently to give Goldman's side of the story. Goldman is being sued for fraud by the SEC. Also, politicians are enraged that Goldman got 100 cents on the dollar from AIG for derivatives that were worth probably 15 cents. The government bailed out insurer AIG to the tune of $180 billion. Fabiani worked for President Bill Clinton during the Whitewater scandals, although Fabiani missed out on the Monica Lewinsky imbroglio. Fabiani "now helps a number of high-profile publicly graded companies facing legal/government inquiries," writes Allen. "Fab works for Fortune 100 public companies, sports leagues and teams, and high-profile individuals, usually with legal issues -- all from from his villa on the beach in La Jolla, California."