Elizabeth Lauten To Sasha, Malia Obama: ‘Have Some Respect, You Lack Class’
President Obama’s girls lack class and respect, according to GOP staffer Elizabeth Lauten. Lauten, who is Communications Director at the United States Congress, stated these words on her personal Facebook page in reference to Malia and Sasha Obama’s short skirts and facial expressions during their father’s turkey pardon speech at the White House.
According to the Daily Mail, the girls, who apparently looked somewhat bored during the speech, were caught looking disinterested, something not entirely unusual for most teen girls. It was that snapshot that enraged Elizabeth Lauten, but apparently she missed the other photos that showed the teenage daughters laughing and smiling during that same speech. In a statement, Lauten tried to undo the damage of her words.
“I wanted to take a minute and apologize for a post I made on Facebook earlier today judging Sasha and Malia Obama at the annual White House turkey pardoning ceremony.”
In the letter, Republican Elizabeth Lauten goes on to admit that her temper got the best of her, and that she simply reacted in a negative way after reading the letter. She was apologetic that she picked on two innocent teenage girls, stating that she judged them in a way that she would have never wanted to be judged herself.
Here is how she continues.
“After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents, and re-reading my words online I can see more clearly just how hurtful my words were. Please know, those judgmental feelings truly have no place in my heart. Furthermore, I’d like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and I pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you, I have) from this experience.”
It appears that the original Facebook message has either been deleted or made private.
The backlash has been massive, though expected. How Elizabeth Lauten possibly thought she would get away with those comments aimed at President Obama’s girls without several tongue lashings is beyond anyone.
In an article by The Root written by Demetria L. Lucas, she asks the question this way.
“Ma’am! Was that a scolding on what constitutes class from the spokeswoman of an elected official as she publicly blasting minors on her Facebook page? Are you behaving with class when you over-analyze and insult teenage girls?”
News readers and most likely someone on her own Facebook page were outraged by her comments. Anyone with daughters or children can no doubt sympathize with an adult coming after them in such a public way. In 2013, Inquisitr reported on the outrage concerning the Obama-Satan photo that went viral.