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    LordMike, Aquarius40, Odysseus

    Incredibly enough, "Partygate" and his laughably disastrous press conference about it haven't even been the worst news for Gansler in the past couple of weeks.  They're the ones that have made the national news, because they're titillating, but I think lots of voters would have considerable sympathy for a parent who tried, in cooperation with other parents, to let kids "blow off steam" in what is an annual rite of passage for HS graduates in this area, while protecting the kids from the worst consequences of their actions.

    But what got nearly as much publicity in the local press, and I think will be even more damaging, was the story about how he had ordered the State Troopers who were assigned to drive his official vehicle and provide security for him, to turn on the red lights and siren in non-emergency situations and speed, drive on the shoulder and run red lights.  NOBODY has any understanding for that kind of conduct, which fairly screams, "I don't think the rules that apply to everybody else apply to me!"  It was so bad that the State Troopers filed a complaint with their supervisor about the bad position in which this was placing them.

    And then just this week, he finally got around to writing a $400 check to pay fines (plus late fees) incurred by his state vehicle getting caught exceeding the speed limit by 21 mph on a D.C. speed camera.

    Bin Laden is dead. GM and Chrysler are alive.

    by leevank on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 08:02:25 AM PDT

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