After he took office, Kline and his new consumer chief, Byron Brown, transformed the office. The Eagle writes:
Steve Rarrick, who headed the department under former attorney general Carla Stovall Steckline, said Kline "has abandoned consumers."Despite my rather one-sided headline, The Eagle's story is even handed and provides good detail, comparing how consumers faired under Stovall and Kline.
"I believe Attorney General (Bob) Stephan cared about consumer protection, and so did Attorney General Stovall," he said. "Mr. Kline clearly does not."
I'm glad to see the Eagle finally picking up on this angle, which for some odd reason, has been largely ignored by most of the mainstream media. Kudos to the Lawrence Journal-World for being the exception.