Republican Attorney General Candidate David King is Serious But Stupid


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I don’t tweet much — but when I do tweet I like to try to start a ruckus with some egotistical goofball I don’t even know.

Take, for example, the previously overlooked (by the Nooner, ergo by me) seventh candidate for California Attorney General, Big Law Partner David King, whose entry as the third vote-splitting Republican in the race may actually make the nomination of Orly Taitz, whom he wrongly and recklessly suggests “has probably never had a client” — public reports allege that she’s had an affair with a client, Mr. King, which may be more than you can say! — more likely.

King’s website features a tweet in which he pronounces the Employment Development Department — underfunded, understaffed, but still a critical lifeline for the unemployed, the disabled, and many other unfortunately people who apparently never intrude on David King’s comfortable life — as “a useless agency.”

I have had a lot of employment law clients, subsisting for months on unemployment in a rotten economy, who would disagree with that cavalier disregard.  So I wrote this to him.

AG - David King 'EDD useless'

(Yes, I didn’t have enough room for “for” after running.  It’s Twitter; some things get tossed overboard.)

I’ll continue in the Twitter mode of addressing him directly.

You are apparently ignorant of how EDD helps keep people afloat financially in times of grave crisis, Counselor.

That makes you a clueless fatuous dork.  Good luck in June — and in whatever you’ll be doing instead of campaigning in November.

Sincerely,

Greg Diamond, SB#256598
Candidate for Orange County District Attorney
(Someone with a better chance of winning my race than you have of winning yours)

UPDATE:  OK, now I feel kind of bad.  I shouldn’t have called him a Big Law Partner.  He worked for some “Big Law” (read large and prestigious) firms, but that’s in his past.  Now he’s a solo practitioner like me, albeit with an “of counsel” — and he does corporate work rather than litigation.  From the website of The King Law Group — or, as it pretty much seems to be, him:

Welcome to The King Law Group

The King Law Group provides corporate legal services, such as handling mergers & acquisitions and corporate financings, providing general counsel services, as well as representing clients through business litigation. We seek entrepreneurs who are looking to develop their business, and we serve these clients at all stages of development, from formation to pursuit of an exit strategy. We also represent clients in civil litigation, specializing in disputes over ownership and control.

The King Law Group serves corporations, partnerships, LLCs and other entities conducting business in industries ranging from software development to biotechnology. We provide the highest level of individual attention, creativity and value in our general counsel services to assist our clients through their ongoing operations, and we prepare them for growth toward future transactions.

A Sophisticated Corporate Law Firm

The King Law Group was founded in 2004 by David King. David has assisted clients in matters ranging from securities litigation to initial public offerings, accumulating vast experience in corporate finance and governance. Our tax counsel ensures that our clients protect and preserve the gains they have earned.

The breadth of our experience generates a unique perspective conducive to effective problem-solving. The King Law Group offers a full range of corporate legal services with a firm understanding that legal issues should never supersede our clients’ economic and tangible objectives.

That’s nice — but it’s not “front-runner to finish second” nice.  He’s still wrong (and cavalier) about the EDD, though.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. One of his daughters co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)