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.


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

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney and General Counsel of CATER. His anti-corruption work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, leading them to work with the Democratic Party of Orange County Chair and other co-conspirators (who had long detested the internal oversight his presence provided) to remove him from the position of DPOC North Vice Chair of in violation of party rules and any semblance of due process. He also runs for office sometimes. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of his writings prior to that lawless putsch ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Beautiful Bountiful Brea, but while he may brag about it he generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for candidates including Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and (except where noted) without compensation.