She never actually spoke to the governor. The principal has told her to write a letter of apology and has even given her talking points. She has gotten such support that she is not writing the letter.
Brownback tweet, lessons learned - KansasCity.com
What I don't understand is what did the governor or his staff think was going to happen. Was the tweet of a teenager really worth all the attention that has been caused by their response? Did they think no one would hear about this?
~Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
~I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.
~If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
Gov. Brownback did the right thing by apologizing to the teen for his staff's over reaction to her tweet.
Tweeting Kansas Teen Gets Apology from Gov. Brownback, Her Following Soars
A Kansas teen who refused to apologize to Gov. Sam Brownback for an insulting tweet got an apology today from the governor himself for his staff’s “over-reaction.”
An unpleasant tweet by Emma Sullivan, 18, was flagged by Brownback’s staff last week. The teen was told by her principal at Shawnee Mission East High School to apologize, but she refused. The national brouhaha has led to her Twitter following soar from 60 to more than 10,000.
“My staff over-reacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize. Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms,” Brownback said in a statement. ...
Kids do stupid things daily. Why is this news?
What I find amazing is we have higher standards for high school students than we do conservative members of congress. Remember the tweeting during the State of the Union and someone yelling out "you lie!"
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