BOSTON (CBS) – Whoops!
It looks like Facebook, the seemingly-harmless online time-wasting service that has the proven capacity to snuff out careers in the time it takes to hit the “send” button, has claimed another hapless victim.
A congressional aide – communications director, no less, for a GOP congressman from Tennessee – has resigned after several days of backlash for a Facebook posting critical of President Obama’s daughters for their behavior at last Wednesday’s annual presidential turkey pardoning.
Perhaps you saw video of the event, in which 13-year-old Sasha Obama and her 16-year-old sister Malia couldn’t quite conceal their boredom and embarrassment as their father cracked a series of lame jokes, culminating in Malia’s response when the president asked her if she’d like to pet the pardoned turkey.
“Nah,” she replied.
This was enough to prompt the congressional aide, in what she now admits was a grotesque overreaction, to…
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