Woman Who Told Obama Girls to ‘Show a Little Class’ Isn’t a GOP Staffer Anymore

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 26:  Malia (R) and Sasha Obama listen to their father U.S. President Barack Obama speak before pardoning "Cheese" and his alternate Mac both, 20-week old 48-pound during a ceremony at  the White House November 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back to the Harry Truman administration.(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Photo: Mark Wilson/2014 Getty Images

Once again, posting something offensive on the internet has cost someone their job. This time, it’s Elizabeth Lauten, the Republican who took to Facebook over the weekend to demand that Malia and Sasha Obama “show a little class” by “dressing like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.” (After deleting her first post, she wrote that she was sorry for being “hurtful,” though she quickly deleted those comments, as well.) On Monday morning, NBC News reported that after generating at least 22,000 mostly outraged Facebook mentions, Lauten decided to step down as Tennessee Representative Stephen Fincher’s communications director. After all, a good communications director would have realized that attacking the president’s teenage daughters would not go over well.