Democratic Maryland Attorney General likes to partay

posted at 10:01 pm on October 24, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Let this be yet another warning to politicians that the social media will getcha. This time, Instagram is the culprit, so at least he’s getting busted on the hippest of tools.

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Currently running for governor, Attorney General Doug Gansler got snapped in a picture of a beach week rager in Delaware over the summer. Gansler says e was stopping by the house, which he rented for his son’s senior week, to talk to his kid. But the obvious drinking going on around him, coupled with Gansler’s outspoken opposition to underaged drinking, has tongues wagging in talk radio, local and national news.

When asked about the controversy, Gansler gave an answer only a Democrat in a one-party state could give:

“Assume for purposes of discussion that there was widespread drinking at this party,” Gansler said in the article. “How is that relevant to me? … The question is, do I have any moral authority over other people’s children at beach week in another state? I say no.”

Gansler later struck a more contrite tone:

Under scrutiny for his presence at a party where teens said there was underage drinking, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Thursday that in retrospect, he should have done more to intervene.

“Perhaps I should have assumed there was drinking in the home, and I got that wrong,” Gansler said of stopping by the party briefly and then leaving. He said not investigating whether teens were drinking “was a mistake I made.”

Sometimes it is difficult, he said, to know how to do the right thing as a parent.

Well, first, it defies belief that he didn’t imagine there was drinking going on at a senior week beach house party. Frankly, he knew that when he rented the house, and I’m surprised a lawyer in state politics would get his name involved in lease-signing at all for that reason. But I’m also not too interested in criminalizing every minute of a parent’s life. I tend to want to cut someone some slack as long as it doesn’t look like they’ve come for the twerking. Of course, being a politician who preaches against underaged drinking changes the amount of lenience citizens are willing to show.

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This will kill him. He’ll only win by 15 points now.

mankai on October 24, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Ok, so in the screen cap, where is the fukhead suspect AG?

arnold ziffel on October 24, 2013 at 10:07 PM

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– everybody dance!

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Axe on October 24, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Douglas Gansler Spitzer.

22044 on October 24, 2013 at 10:09 PM

He’s the guy in the striped swimsuit on the table.

Ok no, he’s the geek behind the guy in the striped swimsuit, wearing the white shirt.

Bishop on October 24, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Early poll numbers released last week by Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies show Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown ahead in the race, with 40.7 percent support from polled voters, compared to 21.1 percent for Mr. Gansler, and 5.2 percent for Delegate Heather R. Mizeur of Montgomery County.

Read more: http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/24/gansler-i-think-i-probably-should-have-done-more-c/#ixzz2ihC6IS3c

Whoops. He’ll actually have to answer for this against democrats.

mankai on October 24, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Ok, so in the screen cap, where is the fukhead suspect AG?

arnold ziffel on October 24, 2013 at 10:07 PM


Just right of center, white shirt
… taking a picture with his cellphone.

#Dbag

PolAgnostic on October 24, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Ok, so in the screen cap, where is the fukhead suspect AG?

arnold ziffel on October 24, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Top middle right. White shirt.

katy the mean old lady on October 24, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Ok, so in the screen cap, where is the fukhead suspect AG?

arnold ziffel on October 24, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Upper-right corner in the peach shorts.

Steve Eggleston on October 24, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Frankly, he knew that when he rented the house, and I’m surprised a lawyer in state politics would get his name involved in lease-signing at all for that reason. But I’m also not too interested in criminalizing every minute of a parent’s life. I tend to want to cut someone some slack as long as it doesn’t look like they’ve come for the twerking. Of course, being a politician who preaches against underaged drinking changes the amount of lenience citizens are willing to show.

That’s magnanimous. Do you think the same would happen if it were a pol with an “R” behind his/her name?

kim roy on October 24, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Upper-right corner in the peach shorts.

Steve Eggleston on October 24, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Then he ought to drop his bid…because of his bad wardrobe choices!

22044 on October 24, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Obligatory video

Steve Eggleston on October 24, 2013 at 10:16 PM

pro abortion..check
pro gay marriage…check
unlimited foodstamps…check
creepy m’f*cker likes to party with children…eh, who gives a $hit

Pretty much every Dems checklist

msupertas on October 24, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Obligatory video

Steve Eggleston on October 24, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Heh

RIP Adam Yauch

22044 on October 24, 2013 at 10:19 PM

“Assume for purposes of discussion that there was widespread drinking at this party,” Gansler said in the article. “How is that relevant to me? … The question is, do I have any moral authority over other people’s children at beach week in another state? I say no.”

Yeah, try that in court if one of those drunk kids gets in a car and kills someone.

Resist We Much on October 24, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Gansler, you say that drunk kids in a house that you rented aren’t your responsibility.

Tell that to the property owner if they damage anything.

YOU are on the hook.

Resist We Much on October 24, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Heh

RIP Adam Yauch

22044 on October 24, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I’m honestly shocked (and not in the Louis Renault way) that it took 14 minutes and the non-social me to break out the Beastie Boys.

We’re slipping, people.

Steve Eggleston on October 24, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Wait a minute. What’s going on with the chick in the white shirt on the staircase? Her head’s disproportionate and not where a human head goes on a regular human body.

Axe on October 24, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Wait a minute. What’s going on with the chick in the white shirt on the staircase? Her head’s disproportionate and not where a human head goes on a regular human body.

Axe on October 24, 2013 at 10:22 PM

The young, especially young chicks, are quite, ah, flexible.

Steve Eggleston on October 24, 2013 at 10:24 PM

. . . alright, I apologize for starting crap. :)

Nevermind. I’ll go iron my fingers.

Axe on October 24, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Wait a minute. What’s going on with the chick in the white shirt on the staircase? Her head’s disproportionate and not where a human head goes on a regular human body.

Axe on October 24, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Something/someone else there adding to the blob?

kim roy on October 24, 2013 at 10:24 PM

O’malley and his daughter aren’t impressed.

Did I ever tell you my Martin O’malley covered in puke at Fells Point story?

Yea,, leaving MD was a good move.

I met my governnor. He was covered in his own yack. Crawling on his hands wnd knees down the sidewalk, calling women the “c” word.

Martin O’malley.

True.

So,, this isn’t lowering the bar any, is it?

wolly4321 on October 24, 2013 at 10:25 PM

AP, I don’t think we need a QOTD tonight ;-)

Steve Eggleston on October 24, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Axe on October 24, 2013 at 10:22 PM

She has a very long neck. *alien?*

predator on October 24, 2013 at 10:26 PM

I think it’s a shadow, boyz.

Resist We Much on October 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

. . . looks weird though.

Yes long neck. Yes, was looking for shadow, couldn’t find it. Thought maybe someone blotted her out on purpose at first.

Then, I haven’t seen a woman in a few years, so — disregard.

Axe on October 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Hey, maybe former Wisconsin Rat AG Keg Goldschlag…er…Peg Lautenschlager and ex-Rat Party of Wisconsin flack Graeme Zielinski can move to Maryland. They, or at least their DUIs, would fit right in with O’Malley and Gansler.

Steve Eggleston on October 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM

I think it’s a shadow, boyz.

Resist We Much on October 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

It’s not, though. :) Crank it up, you can see — all hair. Just one big head.

Axe on October 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Axe on October 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

If you look very closely, you’ll see her real head is lower than the shadow head.

Resist We Much on October 24, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Ted “Swimmer” Kennedy and Chris “Countrywide” Dodd would recognize the bottom-center portion of that pic. Back in the day, that was called the Kennedy-Dodd Waitress Sandwich.

Steve Eggleston on October 24, 2013 at 10:33 PM

If you look very closely, you’ll see her real head is lower than the shadow head.

Resist We Much on October 24, 2013 at 10:31 PM

If you look very very closely, you can see her forehead reaches to the crown of her “shadow.”

HEY! There’s a round disk, black, right behind her head, like a black halo.

OMG — DARK HALO CHICK

IT’S TIME

Axe on October 24, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Maybe the shadow head is the real head. ET could stretch his chicken neck out. That doesn’t mean he tasted like chicken though.

SparkPlug on October 24, 2013 at 10:37 PM

New Campaign song from K.C. and the Sunshine Band–”Do You Want to Go Party” (1979).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWK-9qj1sJc

BuckeyeSam on October 24, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Axe on October 24, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Did you see the twitchy eyeball chick? Nice toe nails.

SparkPlug on October 24, 2013 at 10:39 PM

I now have that Katy Perry song “Last Friday Night” in my head.

SouthernGent on October 24, 2013 at 10:39 PM

There’s no shadow. There’s a plate, or a round frame. Her head is cast forward to better hear yon stud, thus creating the illusion that her massive melon with it’s little face is situated on her left shoulder — something like that chick Pike ran around with on that alien planet where the aliens couldn’t figure out how to put a human back together.

Did you see the twitchy eyeball chick? Nice toe nails.

SparkPlug on October 24, 2013 at 10:39 PM

I don’t know what you’re saying — but the end hath come, so it matters not. May I please — you know?

Axe on October 24, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Speaking of creepy, check out the two older guys in the upper right corner.

Nice gut on the gal in the orange top on the right side. Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you should be covering that stuff up. That bellybutton is cavernous.

BuckeyeSam on October 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Pelosi came from Baltimore. What else do you need to know?

wolly4321 on October 24, 2013 at 10:47 PM

wolly4321 on October 24, 2013 at 10:25 PM

To bad you didn’t get it on cell phone video. Maybe Ehrlich’s margin of loss would have only been 13 points instead of 14…in 2010.

Good move leaving that sh*thole. Wish all the western marylanders trying to break away from the state would just move down to VA instead. We could use the help.

crrr6 on October 24, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Until he can partner with Janet Reno in bar fights or gang-banger with sleazy Eric Holder and his drug cartel buds this Maryland AG is strictly amateur.

viking01 on October 24, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Notice two OTHER adults, in top right – one with Orioles shirt and the other crossed arms (resting on his gut). They’re checking the landscape and not exactly telling the kids to cool it and to put on Jeopardy or something.

williampeck1958 on October 24, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Father rents a 6-bedroom beach house so his son and other teens can throw drunken parties. What could go wrong?

whatcat on October 24, 2013 at 11:17 PM

What’s wrong with coming for the twerking???!!!

KMC1 on October 24, 2013 at 11:34 PM

It looks like he’s taking picture with his phone. Girls gone wild?

Cindy Munford on October 25, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Resume enhancement. What else is new.

skidword on October 25, 2013 at 12:21 AM

If he’s a democrat, he will win.
If he’s a mass-murderer AND a democrat, he will win.
Nothing to see here. Move along…

shorebird on October 25, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Creep. A real creepy person. Not one to trust kids with. Especially young girls.

pat on October 25, 2013 at 12:49 AM

How many parents who allowed underage drinking parties are prosecuted in Maryland? I bet all of them who are found out.

But Maryland Democrats are of the DC area variety, which is to say: Stalinists. Character is trumped by ideology every time. A few rants against Republicans and/or the Tea Party, and the faithful will overlook his poor judgement like they overlook Obama’s incompetence and Reid’s corruption.

Adjoran on October 25, 2013 at 2:55 AM

Awful lot of white people there. Where are the black folks?

xblade on October 25, 2013 at 4:18 AM

as long as it doesn’t look like they’ve come for the twerking.

Who says he didnt?

Valkyriepundit on October 25, 2013 at 5:55 AM

…I’m also not too interested in criminalizing every minute of a parent’s life. I tend to want to cut someone some slack as long as it doesn’t look like they’ve come for the twerking.

Who the bloody blue **** is talking about “criminalizing” anything here? Gansler crusades aginst underage drinking cause it’s a fashionable cause celebre. Same reason Spitzer crusaded against prostitution. The pols use the law to manipulate popular consent. Thusly, he should pay a steep political price for pulling this shit. Don’t worry, though. He won’t.

gryphon202 on October 25, 2013 at 6:38 AM

This will kill him. He’ll only win by 15 points now.

mankai on October 24, 2013 at 10:06 PM

It’s a one party state and he’s teamed up with another Suburban MD Dem (no Baltimore presence on the ticket). It’s a pretty big effing deal.

Happy Nomad on October 25, 2013 at 7:42 AM

Brown will win the race, hands down (@#@$!@$ MD)

Though I do enjoy seeing other members of the ruling party faceplant like this. Makes me giddy with anticipation to see O’Malley do it when he runs for Prez.

Gatsu on October 25, 2013 at 8:02 AM

If he’s not responsible in any way, why is he taking a picture of the activities?

monalisa on October 25, 2013 at 8:21 AM

But I’m also not too interested in criminalizing every minute of a parent’s life. I tend to want to cut someone some slack as long as it doesn’t look like they’ve come for the twerking.

Nothing has damaged the Republican brand more than it being perceived as a party of judgmental busybodies. MKH gets the right tone to win people to the Republican Party. And the MD AG shows that it is more often the Democrats who are the judgmental busybodies.

thuja on October 25, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Oh… Another hypocritical “cool” dad.

I tend to want to cut someone some slack

He should be charged.

Fallon on October 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Right. The problem here is that they were drinking. The fact that these kids are standing on a table grinding into each other… that’s not even worth mentioning. Because, as a society, we’ve gotten to the point where organizations like MADD are virtually pushing for prohibition while, at the same time, we not only accept but encourage restricton-free sex among people of any age.

I am willing to bet large sums of money that drinking alcohol was among the things at that party we should be LEAST concerned about.

Shump on October 25, 2013 at 9:52 AM

I could do some partisan gloating on this if I forget that Libby Dole pushed criminalization of adults under 21 drinking beer.

tmitsss on October 25, 2013 at 10:06 AM

‘Assuming for discussion’ this guy is slimey. Another reason to hate lawyers.

Kissmygrits on October 25, 2013 at 10:28 AM