Kansas HS Student Won’t Apologize to Governor for Tweet

By: Sunday November 27, 2011 5:45 pm

High school tweeter Emma Sullivan, citing free speech and Ghandi, will defy her high school principal and not apologize to Governor Sam Brownback for the supposedly hurtful things she twittered to her (then-60) Twitter followers, implying she spoke back harshly to the governor, called him out publicly for his views, and suggested he blows — a lot.

None of which, we suppose, is true. Or (until the governor’s director of communications demanded an apology) widely known — whether true or not.

 

Kansas Principal Stands Up to Governor Brownback Over Student’s Free Speech Rights [not]

By: Friday November 25, 2011 12:40 pm

Shawnee Mission East (Kansas) high school principal Karl R. Krawitz bravely stood up to the office of Governor Sam Brownback over a visiting student’s joking tweet about the Governor. Brownback’s communications office, reviewing social media scrupulously for messages related to the obviously thin-skinned governor, took great offense to high school senior Emma Sullivan’s Monday tweet from the back of a student tour group as Brownback delivered an anodyne greeting about public service and civic engagement:

“Just made mean comments at gov. brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot”

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