Saturday, January 19, 2013

Mr. Easy

Doug Gansler comes across as an easy going guy, belying his Ivy League background. Within minutes of him sitting with us yesterday it felt more like we were meeting for beers with a buddy than preparing to have a far reaching conversation with one of the most powerful politicians in Maryland. Then again, he is a former college lacrosse player.

We covered a wide range of topics with the attorney general from chicken waste to gun control before we even touched on his future political plans. Perhaps indicative of his front runner status, that is the subject he seemed least interested in exploring. “I love being attorney general,” he told us, “and I’m not term limited.”

“Does that mean you will run for reelection?”

Though he was forthright in answering all the other questions we asked, that particular question he deflected with the ease of a lift check. That being said, he twice reminded us that he considers himself to be a “moderate pro-business centrist Democrat.”

That would seem to be more campaign slogan for governor than another term as AG.

At the end of the show we were also joined by Michelle Jose, the marketing manager for The Mall to discuss the “wall breaking” for the malls expansion that was held earlier this week.

As we were packing up to leave, Korva Coleman, dropped by to say hello. She didn't realize that the middle of The Mall was our regular studio. "You're brave," she told us.

Not so much. Unlike a well known broadcaster like her, most folks who pass by us during our show have no idea who we are or what we're doing there. There is a certain safety in being unknown

You can listen to the 82nd episode of “and then there’s that…” here.
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