Worst Politician of the Week: Douglas Gansler

As part of a continuing series to expose any politician who is clearly unfit for office, we will expose the biggest lie, craziest statement, or most egregious behavior of an elected official or one running for office every week.


Wave to the camera, Mr. Gansler

In this edition of the Worst Politician of the Week, we’re taking a look at Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler who was recently seen at a party his son was DJing at (pictured on the right).  Naturally, the party contained underage drinking.  The Attorney General (the person who represents the prosecutorial arm of the law in a state’s government) arrived, went upstairs to speak with his son, then left the party as if he had never been there.

“There could be Kool-Aid in the red cups,” he said, “but there’s probably beer in the red cups.” (source)

Obviously, it is his job to uphold the law as the Attorney General of Maryland, and many might expect even the slightest concern at the fact a party his son is at is filled with underage drinking. Even if he disagrees with a minimum drinking age law, he still represents an office that executes the law, not legislates it, and therefore has some modicum of responsibility.

Howeverthis is not the reason he wins the Worst Politician of the Week award.  Instead, he wins it because he’s a complete hypocrite surrounding underage drinking altogether. He has been a member of the Montgomery County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commit since 2004, a member of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program to prevent underage drinking, a participant in Teen Court, and has been awarded the “Hero Award” from Mother’s Against Drunk Driving in 2002.

He’s been a staunch advocate against underage drinking for years, but apparently lost his principles at his son’s party – principles, of course, he so vigorously defended in his ascension to the Attorney General’s office.  He claims it is not his place. He is a parent and has no responsibility at the party. This would be fine and dandy except for the fact he is the Attorney General of Maryland with a history of staunch support against underage drinking. His defense?

“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…. My responsibility is only to my child.” (source)

At this stage, he’s hardly a random private citizen who happened to wander aimlessly into a party. Nor is it a case where he has never gone on record about underage drinking. He didn’t even pull his 19 year old son out of the party after seeing the ‘widespread drinking’. If he wants to be responsible to his own child, you’d think he’d stick to his almost two decades of strong anti-underage drinking principle’s and pull his own underage son out of there.

At worst, a shameless charlatan who will say anything to curry favor to slither his way to the political top.  At best, he is your run of the mill simpleton who doesn’t understand the gravity of his position or respect for the rule of law.

For these actions, Douglas Gansler is hereby given the Worst Politician of the Week award in recognition of being a complete hypocrite who will only show his true colors when photographic evidence comes out against him.

Despite further gun control, Obama signs lifetime armed protection

Obama_s640x427President Obama signed into law Thursday a bill that allows presidents to enjoy armed Secret Service protection for the remainder of their lives, and their children up to the age of 16.  Previously, Secret Service protection ended 10-years after the president’s last term.

“The bill had sailed through Congress with bipartisan support—it cleared the House of Representatives by voice vote in early December, and then it zipped through the Senate unopposed,” wrote Yahoo News.

The irony runs thick in this one: as our government and president discuss ways to further disarm the American populace and restrict their 2nd amendment protection, the president signed into law a bill that gives HIM, and all future presidents, just that – for a lifetime.

The irony does not stop with the president.  California Senator Diane Feinstein, despite admitting in 1995 to owning carrying a concealed weapon to protect herself against terrorists, has introduced a bill in her state that would essentially gut the 2nd amendment and outlaw most guns, including hand guns with magazines that hold over 10 rounds (you do not need more than 10 rounds to kill a deer, right?).  Countless other political figures have called for restrictive gun control despite enjoying taxpayer-funded armed protection.

In recent days, the White House once again threatened to use executive order to implement gun restrictions on the American people rather than utilizing the legislative process to pass draining regulations on Americans.  Obama has already used this “presidential decree” earlier in his presidency with the passage of a so-called immigration reform bill.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the president promised to “use whatever power this office holds” to stop the next school massacre.  Evidently, the massacre that the president is more concerned about at the moment is one that would involve him.

Our government fights on a daily basis to disarm the American people while giving their leader lifelong armed protection.  The dangers associated with this precedent is truly frightening.  A disarmed society has no chance against a heavily armed and well-funded government.  We are quickly becoming sitting ducks.

Soon, pellet guns will be the approved level of protection afforded to the American people by your federal government.