WASHINGTON – Did a Republican party staffer go too far in blasting President Barack Obama’s daughters for how they dressed and for saying they lack class?
A female staffer for Tennessee Republican Congressman Stephen Fincher had some choice words for the President’s daughters after apparently taking offense to their choice of clothing and demeanor at a turkey pardoning event held last week in the White House.
“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,” said communications director Elizabeth Lauten.
“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.”
Lauren told the two teens to “rise to the occasion and act like being in the White House matters to you”.
In the wake of the pointed remarks, calls for Lauten to be fired have risen. She later apologized and said she would not want to have been judged as a teen in the way she judged the two young ladies.
Were Lauten’s remarks over the line, or acceptable? Should she be fired?