Monday, December 1, 2014

GOP Staffer Elizabeth Lauten Resigns Following Comments About Sasha, Malia Obama


Huffington Post reports -- Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), resigned Monday following a Facebook post that criticized Malia and Sasha Obama's appearance at the annual White House turkey pardon ceremony, according  to NBC News.
According to screenshots posted by Gawker on Saturday, Lauten wrote to the first daughters, asking them to "try showing a little class":
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. At least respect the part you play. 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. Nevertheless, stretch yourself. Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar. And certainly don’t make faces during televised public events.
Lauten took to Facebook again on Saturday to apologize for the rant....

Full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/01/elizabeth-lauten-resigns_n_6247892.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000013

Food for thought:  Whether you are members of the first family, or some other form of celebrity entertainer, once you become a public figure much is expected of you.  Young boys and girls look up to  you to be their role model and nearly everything you do is criticized, especially in this case.  I don't know the full details of what's truly going on in the White House but I'm certain something, other than Elizabeth being a member of the GOP, prompted her to sound off!

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