Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler., dropped by a party where his son was attending and there was underage drinking going on. Gansler claims that his son was definitely not drinking and he couldn't remember if there were any underage drinking going on. Gansler is running for governor of Maryland.
You can see Gansler in the cover photo. He is almost dead center in the picture and he is holding up his phone in a room full of scantily dressed underage girls. The picture was taken at a Delaware beach house that Gansler and other parents rented for their kids. The parents rented the house for a week so their children could celebrate graduationg from Landon School in Bethesda, Md.
Gansler made the following statement to the Baltimore Sun:
“Assume for purposes of discussion that there was widespread drinking at this party. 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.”
Let's assume for a moment that he is an officer of the court as Attorney General and he helped rent the house, he may not have the moral authority, but by law he does have a legal responsibility. It's called contributing to the deliquincy of a minor. Look it up. It's in all the law books.
The Sun interviewed several of the party goers who confirmed there was underage drinking going on and one anonymous partyer said:
“I don’t remember much. But it was one of the best parties I’ve been to, hands down.”
Gansler has served as Attorney General since 2007 and has given talks about underage drinking.
“Parents, you’re the leading influence on your teens’ decision not to drink. Ask, Listen, Learn” initiative to push parents to talk to middle school children about not drinking. It’s never too early to talk with your kids about smart ways to say no.”
He has also starred in a video opposing drinking and driving.