Elizabeth Lauten used to be the communications director for a United States Congresswoman. That was before she resigned in disgrace after posting snarky remarks about the appearance of President Obama’s daughters at the annual turkey pardon last week.
The details about what Lauten wrote and why have been widely reported, but suffice it to say that she didn’t like the Obama girls’ style.
Surprisingly, I find myself feeling sorry for Lauten … not because I think she was right or because I think she should have posted what she did. Absolutely not. I think it was terrible and she needed to apologize and, considering she is a communications professional, she probably had to lose her job.
I feel sorry for her because the post that derailed her career was probably an echo of what she has been hearing for years and mirrors the way she and her colleagues talk about the First Family. She probably was getting applauded for her lack of respect for the Office of the President by the same people who accepted her resignation.
Basically, she wasn’t taught any better when it comes to politics.
That’s the way we do things these days. You can tell by the snarky, nasty way people are now ripping Lauten in return. I am sure Lauten is thrilled about the not-so-classy photo of her at party that has now showed up on Twitter. Apparently it is OK to degrade and disparage this particular young lady in public now because two wrongs do make a right as long as you are shooting at the other side.
Unfortunately, the high road has gone the same way as the dodo bird and the only one who received any pardon in this situation was the turkey.