Elizabeth Lauten — there’s no excuse for publicly trying to shame the President’s daughters — who are just 13 and 16. Resigning from your job as a GOP congressman’s communications director, was the right thing to do.
Elizabeth Lauten: You Made The Right Choice To Resign
It was the right and only thing to do. Your nasty remarks, telling the girls they needed to show “a little class” and admonishing them for dressing like they deserve “a spot at a bar,” were reprehensible.
Sasha is just 13 and Malia is 16. They are not political figures — they are just teenage girls, who happen to be the daughters of President Obama.
They didn’t ask to be in the public eye. No doubt they didn’t ask to be at the Thanksgiving turkey pardoning event– which may explain why they supposedly looked bored while they watched their dad perform his turkey duties.
Dissing two innocent teen girls and attacking their parents at the same time, is called “bullying,” and talk about disrespectful — it’s the epitome of disrespect.
If a teenage girl had publicly attacked female classmates like this, she would have spent time in the principal’s office and would be assigned to take an ethics class.
But Elizabeth, you are an adult, and professionally are a communications expert, so you knew exactly how hurtful your words would be and you knew you’d create an uproar. You wanted to create an uproar — just not the one you incited.
No doubt, you were hoping to rally Republican troops against President Obama and the Democrats by pointing out how in your mind, his daughters weren’t even fit to be First Daughters.
“Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class,” you wrote.
“Then again your mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter, so I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the ‘good role model’ department.”
Yes, Elizabeth. You tried to use Sasha and Malia to vitriolicly diss the President and First Lady Michelle Obama, because you don’t like the President’s political views.
You work for an extremely conservative Tennessee House of Representative Congressman, Stephen Fincher, who is a Tea Partier, is pro-life, pro-gun and an opponent to same sex marriage.
Fincher, is noteworthy for having received the largest election contribution from the NRA, of any politician, in 2012. And that was after being named one of the “Most Corrupt Members of Congress” in 2011 by the group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
So if we’re talking good role models, then many might say, you don’t have the best judgment on who actually is a good role model.
You certainly are no judge of style either. You told the Obama girls to “dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”
You obviously haven’t looked at what teen girls are wearing today. Sasha and Malia looked adorable and perfectly attired at the National Thanksgiving Turkey pardon.
Both were in short skirts, sweaters and wore boots. Sasha had a pretty updo and Malia wore her hair long, but rocked earrings.
They were dressed exactly like millions of other teenage girls, so basically you dissed the normal attire of most teen girls.
They hardly looked like barmaids.
Elizabeth: Your Apology Never Addressed Sasha And Malia Directly
I’m glad that you apologized the day after you posted your nasty remarks on your Facebook page. But even in your apology you never addressed your victims — Sasha and Malia — directly.
You pledged that you would “learn and grow” and I certainly hope that you learn to be more open-minded and not to politicize the children of political figures.
Fortunately, no one blasted them in such a downright nasty way, and accused their parents of bad parenting. That wouldn’t have been oh so wrong as well.
Elizabeth, there should be consequences for professionally and ethically bad behavior.
There’s been an enormous amount of just plain GOP disrespect for this President since he first took office.That’s bad enough, but slamming his daughters is a new low. Do you agree HollywoodLifers, is it good that Elizabeth Lauten resigned? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller
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