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From: Anglen, Robert
Date: Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Subject: Story on camelback consign
To: Glenn Michaels
Story is in today's paper. Your blog is mentioned prominently in the story. Thanks for all of your help. Here is a link:
Does the public have a right to know what the Attorney General is or isn't doing with regard to issues that only the Attorney General is empowered to investigate?
The AG is, metaphorically, the keeper of the state's legal hen-house. But, as things stand now, the AG refuses to report how many hens he maintains, how many eggs they've produced, or how they're cared for. On occasion, a particularly fine rooster may be allowed to strut his stuff in public. But otherwise, mum's the word!
History has shown, again and again, that government agencies - such as the former Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services in Arizona, or at the federal level, the NSA and the Veterans Administration - that are protected from public scrutiny - can be relied upon to produce crises, disasters and scandals.
Agencies and individuals who needn't answer to the public for their actions - or lack thereof - all too often slip into behavior patterns that eventually do harm to all concerned. Essentially, this is the same virus that turned Camelback Consign & Design into the lair of a consignment vampire, and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, John Huppenthal, into a laughing stock in recent months.
It's the motto and the curse of Scamalot: Because I can get away with it.
What follows is a recent email exchange with the Press Secretary for the Office of the Arizona Attorney General.