Friday, December 12, 2014

The First Ass Clown of the Month Award for December, 2015

With a new month comes a new collection of potential Ass Clown of the Month awardees ...

The bar for this quasi-prestigious award has been set pretty high by previous awardees, but there's never a shortage of people looking to meet or exceed the standards. And so it is that the first Ass Clown of the Month award for December of 2014 is presented to

Elizabeth Lauten

Ms Lauten, communications director for Tennessee Representative Steve Fincher and a former communications staffer for the Republican National Committee, scolded President Obama's daughters Sasha and Malia in a Facebook post for dressing like "they deserve a spot at a bar" and told them to "try showing a little class." Her post read in part,

"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."

After coming in for a firestorm of criticism for her crude slam at the President by way of insulting his daughters, Ms Lauten published the expected cringing apology, which said in part ...

"After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents, and re-reading my words online I can see more clearly just how hurtful my words were. Please know, those judgmental feelings truly have no place in my heart."

Too bad they had plenty of place in her brain. 

Dear Readers, Elizabeth Lauten - who, as it turns out, resigned her position on December 1st in the wake of her classless outburst - is our first Ass Clown of the Month for December, 2014. 

Have a good day. More thoughts coming.



Mike said...

She learned the hard way that when you're having mean thoughts, keep your fingers away from the keyboard.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Every kid in each White House family has done something, dressed somehow,or been silly because that is what kids do. I remember back to The Ford's kids and their shenanigans, The Reagans who had a great dysfunctional family, Bush's twins sticking their tongue out at the media. None of it means their parents aren't doing a good job. They are just kids! They live in a fish bowl. I don't think for a minute that this ass clown's apology was sincere but at least she lost her job.

allenwoodhaven said...

A most worthy choice. Unfortunately, I expect her to get a plum job at a think tank or on Fox News.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That was mean-spirited of her.