Dear Elizabeth Lauten


I get you’re in those awful 40something years, you look at your life so far and you think, “wow i’ve sold out for most of my life helping the rich get richer and the poor poorer and the best i can say for myself is I’m the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN).”

I understand your frustration of having to try to think of ANYTHING you can to get people to believe that this administration is evil despite the economy miraculously turning around (with no help from Congress), Obamacare being beneficial to millions (and not the end of the world as the GOP promised), the real estate market bouncing back, and even gas prices shrinking.

So you went to the third rail: you went after the president’s teenage daughters.

For looking at each other as their dad pardoned a turkey.

And wearing skirts.


I get it that when you see other young women you get jealous because you’re no longer young and full of promise.

But must you attack their mother as well?

The First Lady’s whole agenda is to attract attention to living a more healthy lifestyle. Somehow that doesn’t fit into your worldview as respecting her position or being a “good role model”?

I wonder how many of your boss’s opponents’ children you communicate such hate toward.

Or is it only towards the black ones?

Try to be a better human being in the second half of your life.

Step one: write about policy, facts, and the actual politicians the people voted for.

I’m sure your momma raised you better than this.