GOP Staffer Shouldn't Have to Resign for Criticizing Obama Daughters

Sasha Malia ObamaLast week on Thanksgiving Eve, Barack Obama did his presidential thing and pardoned a turkey from meeting his fate for a feast. Two turkeys, actually, affectionately named Mac and Cheese. It's something presidents have been doing for ... a long time, and he was accompanied by his daughters Sasha and Malia, who looked less than impressed by the whole ordeal. Now, a GOP staffer is losing her job, because she pointed out that the Obama daughters looked bored to be there.


Elizabeth Lauten, the soon-to-be former communications director for Republican Congressman Stephen Fincher took issue with the First Daughters' "sloppy" appearance with their dad at his pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey on Wednesday, November 26.

Lauten posted her criticism of Sasha and Malia Obama to Facebook, writing, "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. 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."

Ouch! It's hard to tell which Lauten was more peeved over -- their outfits or their obviously bored expressions. The girls looked casual and trendy, with Malia, 16, in a short skirt and tights with a sweater, and Sasha, 13, in a dress and cardigan. They both seemed to roll their eyes several times, looking like the bored, u