Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) apologized for attacking Sasha and Malia Obama for not “showing a little class” and not dressing “like you deserve respect and not a spot at the bar” during their appearance at the White House turkey pardoning ceremony.
Here’s a screenshot of Elizabeth Lauten’s Facebook rant which was later deleted [H/T The Root’s Yesha Callahan]:
Lauten later issued a fake apology:
I reacted to an article and 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 see more clearly how hurtful my words were. Please know that these judgmental feelings truly have no pace in my heart. Furthermore, I’d like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you I have) from this experience. Source: Gawker
Um, she didn’t need advice from her parents and prayers to figure out that you don’t pick on kids, ages 13 and 16, who are just being who they truly are — TEENAGERS. Shameful to try to attack them as bar slags particularly since George W. Bush’s daughters’ numerous bar trips.