What Rob Said

Posted October 23rd, 2007 by Joe Kaiser

Dear Rob,

You were asked about your office’s criteria in bringing a Consumer Protection violation case. Remember what you said was your number one concern?

McKenna Pic

How many consumers are actually complaining? — Robert McKenna
Washington State Attorney General

0 for 3

And since you asked, I thought I’d help you out . . .

“How many consumers are actually complaining?”

Ugh, none, Rob.

Not sure that really matters though. Your office seems to have a history of pursuing bogus Consumer Protection violation cases against businesses where no complaints were made.

“I mean is there, is this actually coming from the public, from consumers?”

No, it’s not.

It’s coming from county prosecutors who don’t want me involved in tax sale overage plays. They view tax sale overages as their own and are hopeful your action will put me out of business.

“Or is it, is uh, investigation being driven by an agenda or by politics?”


Since county prosecutors have put you up to this, it is entirely agenda driven. Add to that your office’s desperate need for political gain (the press release being a good example of just how much you’re willing to twist the truth to achieve it) and you’re pretty much 0 for 3 here.

In summary:

1. No Complaints

2. Not Coming from Consumers

3. Entirely Agenda and/or Politics Driven


Your words, as well as your campaing promises, Rob, should matter.

Clearly, they do not and so the madness continues . . .

In the arena,

Joe Kaiser

4 Responses to: “What Rob Said”

  1. Loya responds:
    Posted: October 23rd, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    Well, hold him to his word. Politicians say, “Read my lips.”

    Rob needs to be different from other politicians and rise above this mistake. It takes a bigger man to say sorry than to be a bull in a china cabinet.

    Otherwise, he is just another power hungry politician and we know what happened to Nifong. Thank God, a wrong was righted!

  2. olyguy responds:
    Posted: October 23rd, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    An attorney takes an oath to abide by certain stringent professional rules of behavior and then is admitted as an officer of the court. Thus he or she is held to a higher standard of conduct since they are granted specific powers as an officer of the court, beyond what a non-attorney holds. The Washington State Bar holds forth certain standards of conduct and specific rules of conduct, which, when violated, are grounds for disbarment and or other sanctions against that attorney.

    When one reviews the required standards of conduct required of Mr. McKenna and Ms. Kringle, one finds that they have, in this situation and others, willfully, knowingly, and continuously engaged in repeated actions which violate the standards of conduct they have sworn to abide by.

    It seems clear that it is time for complaints to be filed against these wayward attorneys to stem their tide of wrongful actions against innocent parties.

    Since you are the aggrieved party, you could file the complaints. And since Governor G was in charge of Ms. K. when she was violating her oath of conduct, it would also be appropriate and reasonable to file a complaint against Gov G.

    And that mon ami, will in turn bring the news coverage for this travesty involving misuse of state funds and resources to harass innocent cititzens and businesses in Washington.

    From a news standpoint, you have assembled a delectable pile of facts concerning their wrongful behaviors. Time to prep the summaries and backstory for the media and let them feast on it.

    Their behaviors will not stand the scrutiny of reasonable people, just as some forms of bacteria cannot abide the light of the sun.

    Thank you for doing all of us a large service in exposing the corruption in the Washington AG’s office.

    What will be fun to see is how fast the Gov rolls over on Rob and Kringle. Time for them to duck and run, like the roaches of the legal world that they are.

    They are Washington’s answer to Nifong. In an Econ class years ago, the Dean of the college of business told a story that I will adapt: If you put Rob, Kringle, and the Gov in a barrel and rolled it down the side of Mount Rainier, you’d have an @$$#%$* on top all the way down the hill. Wow. Come to think of it, Robert Collier was from Washington. He just happened to be the dean at a university I attended in another state. Small world.


  3. Jamal B. responds:
    Posted: October 23rd, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    Is the AG in Washington elected or appointed? If elected, when it comes time for re-election, I’m sure his opponent would love to get a hold on this story. Not ONE complaint? This guy can’t be serious about continuing this.

  4. Joe Kaiser responds:
    Posted: October 23rd, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks for the advice and the rest of the ideas and observations.

    Rest assured, I have a plan here.

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