Colon Powell handing out foreign policy advice to Obama

According to Fox News:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has sought out former Secretary of State Colin Powell for advice on foreign policy matters.

While Powell served in the administrations of two Republican presidents, he said Sunday it was too early in the 2008 race to say whether he would back the GOP nominee.

Apparently they’ve been meeting:

Powell said he has met twice with Obama, the Illinois senator. “I’ve been around this town a long time and I know everybody who is running for office. And I make myself available to talk about foreign policy matters and military matters with whoever wishes to chat with me,” Powell said.

Powell said he does not want to serve in elected office but was less certain about a return to some government post.

It’s amazing to me how much vitriol Powell got when he was part of the Bush administration. Now that he’s a free agent liberals like Obama are taking his advice.