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You could forgive Maryland Guv hopeful Martin O'Malley if Watergate crossed his mind. It seems an intruder broke into his Baltimore campaign office the other night.
But if you're looking for an engrossing scandal, don't hold your breath. Rather, look at the breathalyzer readout of the 32-year old tugboat operator who seems to have picked the wrong place to relieve himself.
"The guy was apparently intoxicated and looking for a bathroom," a police spokesman told the Baltimore Sun. "That's all there is to it. There's nothing sinister, as far as we can tell. He apparently had no idea what office he was in."
Let's put the blame back where it belongs: on O'Malley. Let's have some public toilets, Mr. Mayor!
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