Yes, it may be unprofessional for someone in her position to make such a post. But God forbid anyone express their opinion these days. Wow.
A GOP staffer who accused First Daughters Malia and Sasha Obama of being classless teenagers with no good role models is facing an online backlash – and demands that she lose her job.
Elizabeth Lauten, a once-prominent media director for the Republican National Committee, wrote a scathing Facebook post attacking the outfits the girls – 16 and 13 – appeared in for the President’s annual Thanksgiving address.
The ill-tempered post, which criticized the girls for ‘making faces’ on national television and looking like they were after ‘a spot at a bar’, prompted a tide of online anger.
By Saturday evening hundreds of people had demanded that Lauten lose her job as communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) under the #FireElizabethLauten Twitter hashtag.
Lauten had apologized for her post, writing that ‘judgmental feelings truly have no place in my heart’, saying that ‘hours of prayer’ had shown the error of her ways.
‘Dear Sasha and Malia,’ she wrote in the post, recorded by The Root reporter Yesha Callahan, ‘I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class.’