At a news conference Thursday in Silver Spring, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D) said that he should have investigated whether there had been underage drinking at high school "beach party" where he stopped by to visit his son. (WJLA/NewsChannel 8)

If you weren't watching Maryland Attorney General -- and 2014 gubernatorial hopeful -- Doug Gansler (D) trying to explain his attendance at a Delaware party where there might or might not have been underage drinking (hint: he now thinks there was), you missed one of the more jaw-dropping and torturous political press conferences in recent memory.

For those who don't have time to watch the entire affair, we decided to pluck a few of the most notable/damning quotes: