GOP Staffer Who Said Obama Girls Lacked Class Was Arrested As A Teen

Elizabeth Lauten
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The Republican staffer who lectured Sasha and Malia Obama on their clothes and told them to “try showing a little class” wasn’t exactly a perfect teenager herself.

Elizabeth Lauten was arrested at age 17 for misdemeanor larceny after she allegedly stole from a Belk Department store in North Carolina, according to court records reviewed by The Smoking Gun. The charges were dismissed since Lauten was a first-time offender and she didn’t get into additional trouble.

Lauten resigned as the the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) on Monday following backlash over a Facebook post about the Obama daughters’ attire at the White House turkey pardon ceremony.

“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,” she wrote last week. “Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”

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  1. Typical commie site. How dare you try to compare some harmless larceny to teenage eye rolling at a turkey pardoning.

    Seriously though, karma is bitch. Of course, so is Lauten.

  2. She gots teh cray cray eyes.

    Wingnut welfare awaits.

  3. Don’t you just love it when those the most lacking in class give pointers on class behavior to others. Typical Republican projection and lack of class.

  4. *The charges were dismissed since Lauten was white and her parents had money and connections.


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