GOP Aide Who Dissed Obama Girls Is Quitting

Elizabeth Lauten's comments generated much discussion
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2014 10:05 AM CST
GOP Aide Who Dissed Obama Girls Is Quitting
First lady Michelle Obama, left, follows her daughters Malia Obama, center, and Sasha Obama, as they arrive to welcome the Official White House Christmas Tree, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

After her public comments on the Obama girls' lack of "class" went viral, a Republican congressional staffer is stepping down from her post. Elizabeth Lauten is resigning as communications director for Rep. Steven Fincher, she tells NBC News. Her comments—for which she apologized—helped her name to garner 22,000 mentions on Twitter in a 24-hour period, MSNBC reports. Lauten has run into social-media trouble in the past, adds the Daily Mail: A few months ago, she was behind a tweet on Fincher's feed reading, "God I love this song. And beach music. AND shagging #pandora." She called the post an accident. (More Malia Obama stories.)

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