Political Aide Resigns Over Comments Made About Obama’s Daughters at Turkey Pardon [VIDEO]
Republican congressional aide Elizabeth Lauten resigned Monday morning after making some pretty snide comments about President Obama’s teenage daughters and how they dressed and acted at the annual turkey pardon.
Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, put up on Facebook that they were way too casual and she wrote that Sasha, 13, and Malia, 16, should “try showing a little class.”
“Rise to the occasion. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at the bar. And certainly don’t make faces during televised, public events.”
She wasn't the only one to comment on how the girls looked at acted, but most think she crossed the line. Then she put up an apology that wasn't all that better because it wasn't an apology to Sasha and Malia.
Then it appears she got the apology right:
“When I first posted on Facebook, I reacted to an article and I quickly judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager. After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents, and re-reading my words online I can more clearly see just how hurtful my words were.”
Then she resigned. I'm sure under pressure. Couple of things about this. Were Sasha and Malia disrespectful and not dressed appropriately? It was President Obama's 6th turkey pardon, and I can't imagine all that fun for a couple of teens. Did this aide cross the line with her comments?