Doug Gansler Picks Late Night Beef With High School Students
Former Attorney General Doug Gansler decided to get into a late night twitter beef with…..high school students. Gansler, following in the footsteps of Delegate Clarence Lam, immediately attempted to send his tweet down the memory hole, but not before we were able to obtain a screen capture of the tweet.
The @QOhsgop account is the account of the Quince Orchard High School Teenage Republicans in Montgomery County.
The tweet to Gansler was in reference to a controversy in which the then Attorney General, who had just announced his campaign for Governor, walked in on a party full of teenagers who were drinking in Ocean City:
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A month after launching his campaign for governor, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler was entangled Thursday in yet another controversy, this time acknowledging a lapse in judgment when he appeared at a beach-house party and did nothing to stop apparent underage drinking going on there.
At a half-hour news conference in Silver Spring, Gansler (D) said that when he stopped by a party for graduating high school students in June, he should have been more vigilant about ensuring that the teenagers were not doing anything illegal. A photograph shows Gansler in the middle of a party scene, surrounded by young people. He said that failing to more thoroughly investigate what was going on at the party was “a mistake I made.”
“In hindsight, I probably should have assumed there was drinking and talked to the chaperones about what they thought was appropriate,” Gansler said. But Maryland’s top law enforcement official said he was there as a parent, hoping to talk briefly to his teenage son about travel plans, and not as “a police officer or anything else.”
He saw teenagers drinking from red plastic cups that night, Gansler said. “There could be Kool-Aid in the red cups,” he said, “but there’s probably beer in the red cups.”
The photograph above is a reminder of Gansler’s transgressions., and also the fact that he decided to whip out his cell phone and take pictures of the sordid affair.
No word yet as to how this relates to any attempted political comeback by Gansler, but it shows a curious continue lack of judgment on behalf of the former AG.