Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Republican Representative Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, had said via a Facebook post that Obama’s daughters, Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13, needed to show “a little class,” complaining they appeared to look disinterested last week during an appearance with their father at a White House pre-Thanksgiving ceremony at which he had “pardoned” a turkey.
A President is representative of the nation’s various strengths and weaknesses. He has great many problems of global magnitude that keep coming to his table every day. As President Truman famously pointed ‘The Buck Stops Here.’ Cannot a Titan carrying the world on his shoulders relax a little? He may even indulge in a bit horseplay at times. Where the humbug and hypocrisy rule and stuffed shirts sit around according to a rigid protocol and speakers haranguing the audience of lost values and yet avoid fulfilling simple obligation like tax, a President must do the honours. If he has to pardon turkeys on a Thanksgiving dinner he is merely entering into the spirit of things which is like ISIS with one voice crying ‘Allahu Akbar‘ while some 30 souls are despatched to kingdom come. Ms. Lauten’s hatchet job was certainly unwanted. Who can expect,for god sake’ two teenagers to fake interest in Presidential pardon to turkeys? To top this she hypocritically prayed many times for guidance before she deleted her ‘rebuke.’ After an insult asking in prayer is an hypocrite’s face saving formula. benny