Elizabeth Lauten, the disgraced GOP staffer who took it upon herself to chastise President Obama’s teenage daughters for not having any class has now been exposed throwing stones in the White House glass corridor.
Lauten resigned earlier today (December 1) from her position as a Republican congressional aide and now the skeletons in her closet have begun to stumble out. She was actually arrested a teen boosting goods from the mall.
Via The Smoking Gun:
In her “Dear Sasha and Malia” note, Lauten remarked that the president and First Lady Michelle Obama “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.” Lauten concluded by urging the girls to “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.”
Until her resignation this morning, Lauten served as communications director for Rep. Steven Fincher, a Tennessee Republican. In the face of criticism about her attack on the Obama daughters, Lauten said that “many hours of prayer” helped her realize that her Facebook screed was “hurtful.”
Lauten, pictured above, was arrested in December 2000 for misdemeanor larceny, according to court records. Lauten, then 17, was collared for stealing from a Belk department store in her North Carolina hometown.
Because Lauten was a first-time offender, her case was handled via the District Court’s deferred prosecution program, which resulted in the charge’s eventual dismissal after the future scold stayed out of trouble for a prescribed period.
Since Lauten was just another teenager caught shoplifting at the mall, it appears unlikely that she was publicly pilloried for her lack of class, nor were her parents criticized as poor role models.
Lauten’s full, unedited Facebook post can be found on the next page. We wonder was she this critical of President Bush’s notoriously rambunctious daughters or is this partisan stance as crippling as they say it is?
Photo: Facebook/Elizabeth Lauten