“Before the big game, I attended a tailgate on an empty stomach. Much to my surprise, MSU tailgate’s tend to have more alcohol than food, so I thought it seemed like a good idea to eat 2 Bloody Mary’s, since as long as you put enough vegetables in them, it’s practically a salad. As it turned out, this was not a brilliant idea. Also, I might be a terrible bartender.”
Michigan’s leading law enforcement officer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, attended a tailgate party before the University of Michigan vs. Michigan State football game on October 30 at Spartan Stadium in Lansing.
It didn’t go well.
The cricitism included the mention of her communications director and close friend, who had just died days earlier of a long battle with cancer, and was unable to help Nessel navigate the PR problem created by one too many morning cocktails.
“I am human. Sometimes I screw up. This was definitely one of those times,” she wrote. “My apologies to the entire state of Michigan for this mishap, but especially that Michigan fan sitting behind me. Some things you can’t un-see.
“From now on, I pledge never to drink on an empty stomach, and definitely never to have another Bloody Mary. Cause it’s gonna take a while to get that taste out of my mouth.
“Sorry to all the people who have supported me for letting you down. I will try to do better.”