Christmas has come early for some people. Not only has former GOP staffer Elizabeth Lauten resigned following an outcry over her criticisms of Malia and Sasha Obama, but as The Smoking Gun so eagerly reports, Lauten had some legal troubles as a teen:

From The Smoking Gun:

Lauten … was arrested in December 2000 for misdemeanor larceny, according to court records. Lauten, then 17, was collared for stealing from a Belk department store in her North Carolina hometown.

Because Lauten was a first-time offender, her case was handled via the District Court’s deferred prosecution program, which resulted in the charge’s eventual dismissal after the future scold stayed out of trouble for a prescribed period.

Since Lauten was just another teenager caught shoplifting at the mall, it appears unlikely that she was publicly pilloried for her lack of class, nor were her parents criticized as poor role models.

See what they did there?

Other media outlets were happy to help spread the news:

Let’s hear it for journalism.

She criticized the Obama girls, and therefore she not only deserved to get arrested as a teenage girl, but she deserves to have it thrown in her face for the rest of her days. That’s how it works, right?

The creepy glee shown by lefties over Lauten’s juvenile record prompted conservative tweeter Bethany Mandel to share something about her own past:

If only Lauten were a Democrat, the MSM would’ve left her alone like they do all the others.

They’re all vulgar.

Would the MSM be nearly as enthusiastic about digging up the past of a Democratic staffer in a similar position? Or a big-name Democrat? Not a chance.

Well, it keeps them busy.

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