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Updated: O'Malley daughter treated, released from hospital

Tara O'Malley, the 18-year-old daughter of Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), was treated and released from a Baltimore hospital Thursday night after becoming ill at a graduation celebration, First Lady Katie O'Malley said in a statement.

"Tara returned home last night, and is feeling much better," Katie O'Malley said in a statement issued late Friday morning. "As we deal with this family matter and treat it as a teachable moment, we thank the public for respecting our privacy and encourage all parents and teenagers to be safe this graduation season."

Tara O'Malley is a graduating high school senior and the second eldest of the governor's four children.

The episode was first addressed in a statement issued Thursday night by O'Malley's press secretary, Shaun Adamec, who said Tara O'Malley was "admitted, treated, and released from Harbor Hospital in Baltimore." Adamec called it "a private, family matter."

In Friday's statement, Katie O'Malley said: "Martin and I would like to thank our friends, family, and concerned Marylanders who have expressed their sincere well wishes since Tara became ill and received medical treatment after attending a graduation celebration last night."

By John Wagner  |  May 28, 2010; 12:10 PM ET
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"As we deal with this family matter and treat it as a teachable moment..."

A "teachable moment"? Hmmm...

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | May 28, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I think we can all agree that she was probably drunk out of her skull. But her dad's a Democrat, so nobody at the Post will care.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | May 28, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Oh, yeah. We all know that Republican kids never get drunk at graduation parties, and Republican husbands never have mistresses.

Posted by: jlhare1 | May 28, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps the "teachable moment" should have occurred before Miss O'Malley spent the night in the hospital?

Posted by: sweetalyssa | May 28, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: drfields | May 28, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Why would anything think that she was drunk? After all, a drug overdose would have had similar effects.

Posted by: postisarag | May 28, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

The girl was passed out DRUNK!!!!! If this was one of our kids and the police found them unconscious they would be charged with UNDERAGE DRINKING & PUBLIC INTOXICATION.....Why are the police covering this up...O'Malley step down now! You are Embarrassing the entire state...LETS GO ERLICH!

Posted by: dmwrightsr | May 30, 2010 4:02 AM | Report abuse

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