And, indeed, it’s true!
But the edbizbuzz blogger is not spilling the beans on what he’s been asked about, or what he told McCain’s folks. (UPDATE: Read Millot’s own blog post about his advising.) Here’s what Millot said in an email to me when I asked him about his role with the McCain campaign:
I want to be polite, but direct: I'm not planning to discuss anything about my input or advice with anyone outside the campaign, on or off the record. I am hardly the campaign insider, but that's irrelevant. I am very much "old school" on this. Given my background as a lawyer and consultant, and my days working classified programs at RAND, I think of this as a client relationship (albeit a nonpaying, nonlegal client), so [it] is up to others to make decisions about disclosure on what I say, write, read or hear in the course of the relationship. There are two reasons the relationship is now public. * I want to start writing more directly about the candidates and campaign, and I feel obligated to show my cards first. I'm now obviously on the record as for McCain. * I talk to a lot of reporters about a lot of things and pretty soon they are going to start asking me about the election. Better to disclose now, than have an awkward moment later.