Even my friends on the right agreed over the weekend that Lauten was wrong to pick on two young women like that. But what chafes me even more is that, once she became aware of how awful her comments were, she reverted to the time-honored, good old, all-American apology, saying, "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. I'd like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and I pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you I have) from this experience."
|The horrid appearance and completely unacceptable behavior of the president's children at the turkey-pardoning ceremony.|
A truly prayerful person knows better, lives better, acts better. She should have spared us the insincere, mawkish apology. She slagged Sasha and Malia for no reason anyway, because they are not at the turkey-pardoning ceremony to be judged by Elizabeth Lauter, a grown woman without an ounce of class or decency.
Live your life, live and let live, and spare us the phony atonement.