‘Creepy douchebag': Md. AG hung out at party with underage drinkers [pic]

http://twitter.com/#!/FionaMoodie/status/393404888874369024

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler may not know what BuzzFeed is, but he’s evidently very familiar with buzzed teens. And now he’s finding himself in some hot water after footage surfaced of him at a summer party in Delaware, surrounded by underage drinkers:

http://twitter.com/#!/lachlan/status/393370398672187392

From The Baltimore Sun:

Gansler, a Democrat who is running for governor, said this week that he stopped by the Delaware beach house to talk briefly with his teenage son and then left. He said he does not remember whether he saw anyone drinking. But even if he had, Gansler said, it was not his responsibility as a parent or a high-ranking law enforcement official to intervene.

“Assume for purposes of discussion that there was widespread drinking at this party,” Gansler said. “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.”

Here’s the thing, though: One of Gansler’s pet causes is discouraging underage drinking:

http://twitter.com/#!/chadalittle/status/393402975298670592

“Say no to alcohol”:

Needless to say, Gansler’s “not my kids” excuse doesn’t seem to be going over terribly well:

http://twitter.com/#!/mdawriter/status/393405825802588161

Also, can we just talk about the creep factor?

http://twitter.com/#!/bridively/status/393408569783386112

Ick. Maybe he’ll answer that at his presser this afternoon:

http://twitter.com/#!/wbalradio/status/393370329290387457

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Update:

The Fix’s Aaron Blake has put together a list of quotes from Gansler’s presser:

http://twitter.com/#!/postpolitics/status/393444912517378048

Painful.

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