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Slut-Shaming the Obama Girls: Republicans in Glass House Shouldn’t Throw Stones

By now I’m sure everyone in the world has heard Elizabeth Lauten’s catty attempt to slut-shame the two sweetest people anywhere in or around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Whatever one may think of their parents, most people are in agreement that the Obama daughters, Malia and Sasha, are very sweet, well-behaved young ladies, and may well be the best things their parents ever created.

Of course, if you’re a partisan Republican who has been in a permanent rage state ever since Eeeeeeek A BLACK MAN Took the White House!!!! you might not see it that way. Even if you’re an alleged professional like a communications director for a congressional representative. Then you screech and scream and call these innocent teen girls “classless” because — well, just because. It’s allegedly about their outfits, but their outfits are so modest that if they were on white Republican girls, Ms. Lauten wouldn’t have batted an eye.

What makes this especially ironic is that, in the fine tradition of Republican hypocritical projectionism wherein people like Newt Gingrich, Helen Chenoweth and Dan Burton constantly and often falsely call out Democrats for doing what the Republicans are in fact doing, Ms. Lauten has been “classless” in public herself — and not that long ago, either:

Lauten tweeted about her love of “shagging.” The tweet was eventually deleted, but it still made its way to Politwoops.

She says it was an accident, that when she tried to share “I Love Beach Music” by The Embers to her Facebook friends, it also posted it to Fincher’s official Twitter account.

She later tried to say that “shagging” on the beach was just about dancing. Tell that to Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr.

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