The GOP Staffer Who Slutshamed Sasha and Malia Obama
You would think a communications director for a congressman would have some grasp on what and how to communicate through social media. But Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, defied expectations and etiquette when she decided to pen an open letter on Facebook to the daughters of the President of the United States, chiding them for looking bored during the annual White House turkey pardoning ceremony. The condescending, petty and embarrassingly off letter read as follows:
"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."
Nothing says classy like slutshaming the president's teenage daughters. Lauten apologized and then resigned.