|GOP Communications Director Elizabeth Lauten|
Well, here's how to lose a job.
Elizabeth Lauten is the communications director for GOP Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee. That basically means she usually helps put out fires, not start them.
She recently took to Facebook to insult sixteen-year-old Malia, and thirteen-year-old Sasha Obama, after deciding they didn't look properly interested or dressed for the traditional "pardoning" of the White House turkey. This is usually a friendly, family-oriented holiday event.
Here's just a taste of what Lauten had to say about two teenagers who never ran for office and are just living their teen years the best they can in the public spotlight - and doing a great job in my opinion:
"Try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play."
"Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar."
Mind you, these weren't some off-hand comments made to a friend over cocktails.
Lauten specifically went on Facebook to deliver her attack on these teenagers. Wonderful "family values."
After some thought - and a call from her boss I bet - Lauten deleted the attack on the Obama children and posted this "apology," which she also quickly deleted. What a great example of having the courage of her convictions.
I'm not a religious expert, but I'm guessing if it took "hours" of prayer to figure out what she did wrong, there's a bigger problem.
By the way - here's a pic of how Malia and Sasha were dressed at the event. I think they look like normal teenagers, which is all they are being asked to be:
So, what do you all think? Are the children of politicians fair game as targets? Are Malia and Sasha allowed to be teenagers?
Curious to what you think.