Before I get into why she thought she could just say any damn thing about the President’s daughters, let me first tell you who she is and what she said.
A staffer Elizabeth Lauten for Republican Representative Stephen Fincher took to Facebook to verbally assault Sasha and Malia Obama for not showing any interest in the President’s historical Turkey pardoning.
The annual pardoning is kind of a ridiculous but cute tradition which in typical teenage fashion the girls took a little while to warm up to. We all joked about it, we saw how the girls rolled their eyes as their dad told corny jokes and couldn’t wait for the whole thing to be over. We loved the fact that to them, he is just corny old dad but to us he is the leader of the free world.
Elizabeth Lauten took things to a whole other level on Facebook, attacking their facial expression and calling their clothing bar like attire. Not to mention taking the opportunity to discredit the President and the First Lady.
“Dear Sasha and Malia,” “I get that you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part that 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.”
Now I don’t care what side of the political wheel you fall on but there is something about the balls or maybe the better word is privilege that a person would have to attack the President and his Wife by vilifying their children. How could you have thought that it was ok to say those things on social media?
As many of the commenters said, we didn’t see one vile statement from anyone during the George Bush Presidency about the Bush daughters who have been known to drink a bit too much. What happened in her head to make her think that it was ok to voice her negative opinions publicly?
Like much of twitter and Facebook that dragged you we are hoping you are out of a job come Monday so you can think long and hard about the true privilege of working for the President of the United States whether you technically believe it or not.
I suppose we must add, that Lizzy issued an apology after making all of her social media accounts private, she said after much prayer she regrets her comments.