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Kansas teen won't apologize to governor's office for Twitter post
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(CNN) -- A high school senior, who faces a Monday morning deadline to apologize to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for a disparaging tweet, has said she will not write the apology letter.

"I don't think I should write the letter, and I don't think it would be the best move for me," Emma Sullivan, 18, said late Sunday night. "At this time, I do not think an apology would be a sincere thing for me to do."

Sullivan said her parents and many of her peers support her decision.

The teen made national headlines last week for a tweet she said was intended just for her friends.



Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/28/us/kansas-high-schooler-t...



Unlike the Democrats, who rush to issue apologies every time a Republican cries foul, this young lady has a backbone.
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  -Kansas teen won't apologize to governor's office for Twitter post NeoConsSuck  Nov-28-11 05:47 AM   #0 
  - Conservative = No Sense of Humor  willing dwarf   Nov-28-11 06:08 AM   #1 
  - "... huge staffs of observers and informants insuring that no nasty words,..."  mahatmakanejeeves   Nov-28-11 07:25 AM   #18 
     - Great film and very relevant in the current USA.  go west young man   Nov-28-11 01:51 PM   #103 
  - Worse than no apology is an insincere apology. This is ridiculous, especially because  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-28-11 06:21 AM   #2 
  - That Is Ridiculous  Sportsguy   Nov-28-11 06:26 AM   #3 
  - LOL ME TOO! I don't like to be told what to do, particularly by evil a-holes nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-28-11 07:25 AM   #17 
  - And they certainly are ... The Authoritarians. n/t  RKP5637   Nov-28-11 08:25 AM   #29 
  - She should write that she's sorry her principle was deficient  Plucketeer   Nov-28-11 10:03 AM   #49 
  - But  donquijoterocket   Nov-28-11 11:10 AM   #68 
     - I agree 101%  Plucketeer   Nov-28-11 11:23 AM   #71 
     - "osculate her glutes"  Beartracks   Nov-28-11 09:23 PM   #115 
  - Actually he's a registered Dem  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-28-11 11:30 AM   #73 
  - +1 n/t  Hotler   Nov-28-11 11:31 AM   #75 
  - LOL!!!!!  curiousdemo   Nov-28-11 12:44 PM   #89 
  - Not half as ridiculous as t he fact that they're making a federal case out of this.  GoCubsGo   Nov-28-11 07:28 AM   #20 
  - The guy is an absolute ass, all the time. Why people vote in jerks like this is far beyond us. And  RKP5637   Nov-28-11 08:31 AM   #30 
  - He's an idiot  jbpdx   Nov-28-11 06:37 PM   #111 
  - DING. DING. DING. Morons. Morons. Morons.  zonkers   Nov-28-11 09:08 AM   #36 
  - Obviously The Principal Has Never Listened To Glenn Beck  DallasNE   Nov-28-11 11:56 AM   #84 
  - Way to go, Emma. Stand your ground.  closeupready   Nov-28-11 06:31 AM   #4 
  - How can she apology when he proved her right? n/t  ejbr   Nov-28-11 06:35 AM   #5 
  - I'm sure some colleges are looking at her MORE for this rather than less  tomm2thumbs   Nov-28-11 06:40 AM   #6 
  - Yep, she is definitely not a lamb or a lemming like many. She thinks for  RKP5637   Nov-28-11 08:35 AM   #31 
  - Didn't the principal say  NewJeffCT   Nov-28-11 09:25 AM   #41 
     - Those colleges should tell him that he is black balled from their campus.  LiberalFighter   Nov-28-11 11:30 AM   #74 
  - should put her in charge of the party  leftyohiolib   Nov-28-11 06:49 AM   #7 
  - I was thinking that  christx30   Nov-28-11 10:43 AM   #61 
  - At least Emma gets the concept of freedom of speech.  Vinca   Nov-28-11 06:50 AM   #8 
  - If Brownback had any sense of honor, duty or propriaty then he'd apologize to her.  baldguy   Nov-28-11 06:54 AM   #9 
  - Senator Brownback stomped an ant too close to the nest  tomm2thumbs   Nov-28-11 06:54 AM   #10 
  - Even republicans are pissed off about what he did. n/t  RKP5637   Nov-28-11 08:37 AM   #33 
  - Good for her.  UnrepentantLiberal   Nov-28-11 07:13 AM   #11 
  - Lest any doubt remains  The Wizard   Nov-28-11 07:16 AM   #12 
  - heblowsalot  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-28-11 07:19 AM   #13 
  - You go, EMMA! I'm so glad. nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-28-11 07:21 AM   #14 
  - Good for her  guitar man   Nov-28-11 07:22 AM   #15 
  - Thin-skinned ninny. What the hell is wrong with him?  GoCubsGo   Nov-28-11 07:25 AM   #16 
  - We need to start tweeting derogatory comments about Brownback the a-hole nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-28-11 07:27 AM   #19 
  - Atta a girl Emma ~ SOLIDARITY  Yon_Yonson   Nov-28-11 07:28 AM   #21 
  - Good for you! SULLIVAN FOR CONGRESS IN 2018  meow2u3   Nov-28-11 07:46 AM   #22 
  - Well, now...  chervilant   Nov-28-11 08:15 AM   #27 
  - Right on...  AsahinaKimi   Nov-28-11 07:53 AM   #23 
  - Good! She shouldn't be bullied into doing anything.  graywarrior   Nov-28-11 07:55 AM   #24 
  - Good for her! The law is clear that she has no obligation whatsoever  COLGATE4   Nov-28-11 07:55 AM   #25 
  - "I am sorry if I offended Mr. Brownback's fragile sensibilities...  Ian David   Nov-28-11 07:57 AM   #26 
  - How's this one?  MurrayDelph   Nov-28-11 08:56 AM   #35 
     - That works! n/t  Ian David   Nov-28-11 09:43 AM   #45 
  - Good!!! n/t  RKP5637   Nov-28-11 08:23 AM   #28 
  - Good for her! She's a brave young woman. Brownback is Republican scum.  MarkCharles   Nov-28-11 08:36 AM   #32 
  - Good For Her n/t  Irishonly   Nov-28-11 08:54 AM   #34 
  - No, HE should apologize instead!!  on point   Nov-28-11 09:11 AM   #37 
  - Good for her!  CRK7376   Nov-28-11 09:16 AM   #38 
  - She should ask him to resign. What an ass. Damage control?  buddysmellgood   Nov-28-11 09:22 AM   #39 
  - Excellent  KurtNYC   Nov-28-11 09:23 AM   #40 
  - I'd tell him to go attack the source of the controversy... thin-skinned Brownback  krispos42   Nov-28-11 09:34 AM   #42 
  - Emma made a comment stating that she told brownback  dotymed   Nov-28-11 09:37 AM   #43 
  - This is just too easy  Blacksheep214   Nov-28-11 09:40 AM   #44 
  - Brownback does suck  Glaisne   Nov-28-11 09:49 AM   #46 
  - Brownback does suck  AlbertCat   Nov-28-11 10:15 AM   #52 
  - Good for her...why should she have to apologize for her opinions?  truebrit71   Nov-28-11 09:52 AM   #47 
  - "I'm sorry to see you're offended by the truth"  AtheistCrusader   Nov-28-11 10:01 AM   #48 
  - Should be Sammy Grayback?  Hubert Flottz   Nov-28-11 10:04 AM   #50 
  - Good for her.  AlbertCat   Nov-28-11 10:10 AM   #51 
  - Sounds like Kansas needs Hitler Youth Camps  JJW   Nov-28-11 10:17 AM   #53 
  - That won't be necessary. Have you read any of the ALEC legislation targeted at youth?  patrice   Nov-28-11 10:25 AM   #55 
  - Supercilious sanctimonious SUBSIDY-Sam shows management by vindictive gossip  patrice   Nov-28-11 10:23 AM   #54 
  - This girl is old enough to vote.  EC   Nov-28-11 10:32 AM   #56 
  - A tweet from an 18-y-o student makes national headlines?  qb   Nov-28-11 10:32 AM   #57 
  - The (allegedly) "liberally-biased media" has to make anti-Rs' homes and names  zbdent   Nov-28-11 10:40 AM   #60 
  - She should THANK  JEB   Nov-28-11 10:37 AM   #58 
  - Pols say worse  evilhime   Nov-28-11 10:38 AM   #59 
  - What's with the last line?  jobycom   Nov-28-11 10:50 AM   #62 
  - Just to be sure we get one in.....#brownbackblowsalot! Go Emma,  tpsbmam   Nov-28-11 10:52 AM   #63 
  - Good for her.  sarcasmo   Nov-28-11 10:54 AM   #64 
  - It's not like she called him, "Uppity."  Sivafae   Nov-28-11 10:58 AM   #65 
  - FIRE high school principal Karl Krawitz for abuse of her right to free speech!  L. Coyote   Nov-28-11 11:03 AM   #66 
  - Second that. The fascist principal needs to go.  kath   Nov-28-11 11:48 AM   #83 
  - I have to ask a question  christx30   Nov-28-11 11:05 AM   #67 
  - She didn't even speak out at a meeting, if I understand the story correctly  av8rdave   Nov-28-11 11:21 AM   #70 
     - I'll probably never get hired in this state again. nt  patrice   Nov-28-11 11:38 AM   #79 
     - That's correct. She was joking in Twitter about having told Brownback that he sucked.  truthisfreedom   Nov-28-11 12:17 PM   #86 
     - That makes it even worse for them  christx30   Nov-28-11 12:45 PM   #90 
  - This is seriously a news story?  blackspade   Nov-28-11 11:10 AM   #69 
  - "Are Brownback's staffers this stupid?" ...no. But they sure as HELL are  zbdent   Nov-28-11 04:42 PM   #110 
  - I wouldn't apologize to Brownshirt either  KamaAina   Nov-28-11 11:27 AM   #72 
  - Perhaps he saw the story about the Indonesia fellow who allegedly texted  Fokker Trip   Nov-28-11 11:31 AM   #76 
  - My email to the governor  av8rdave   Nov-28-11 11:34 AM   #77 
  - I wonder if it could be consider stalking on Brownback"s part?  LiberalFighter   Nov-28-11 11:36 AM   #78 
  - Brownback and the principal should both apologize to Emma and  rurallib   Nov-28-11 11:39 AM   #80 
  - Apparently  getting old in mke   Nov-28-11 01:44 PM   #101 
  - did Brownback think it was a secret?  Enrique   Nov-28-11 11:44 AM   #81 
  - She really put the  femrap   Nov-28-11 11:48 AM   #82 
  - +1000  Phlem   Nov-28-11 12:08 PM   #85 
  - Isn't publically stating one's opinion of a public figure protected by the First Amendment?  ChadwickHenryWard   Nov-28-11 12:22 PM   #87 
  - The internet is a series of tubes.  truthisfreedom   Nov-28-11 12:23 PM   #88 
  - Sam Blowsalot Brownback  snort   Nov-28-11 12:54 PM   #91 
  - She's 18??? He went after a VOTER?  aquart   Nov-28-11 12:58 PM   #92 
  - Good for her!  Duval   Nov-28-11 01:06 PM   #93 
  - Good for her!!!  demigoddess   Nov-28-11 01:06 PM   #94 
  - Apparently Brownback's staff never heard the phrase "You can't buy publicity like that."  McCamy Taylor   Nov-28-11 01:12 PM   #95 
  - It makes me SO happy that her parents have her back. Bless that whole family. nt  99th_Monkey   Nov-28-11 01:19 PM   #96 
  - The Principal requested the apology, not the senator  Islandlife   Nov-28-11 01:23 PM   #97 
  - Brownback is GOVERNOR, and it was his staff that contacted the principle.  JoePhilly   Nov-28-11 03:25 PM   #109 
     - The princiPAL should NOT have infringed on the girls 1st amendment rights  Islandlife   Nov-29-11 02:10 AM   #117 
     - Sherriene Jones-Sontag, who placed the call to the Youth in Government organization,  SemperEadem   Nov-29-11 06:01 AM   #119 
     - The principle was being a good little GOP foot soldier.  JoePhilly   Nov-29-11 06:50 AM   #121 
     - But thanks for the correction, my mistake  Islandlife   Nov-29-11 02:16 AM   #118 
  - Emma now has over 10,000 followers.  MayHamm   Nov-28-11 01:33 PM   #98 
  - Here I think she is too kind  JJW   Nov-28-11 01:38 PM   #99 
  - No one would know if Brownback's people hadn't complained.  JohnnyRingo   Nov-28-11 01:43 PM   #100 
  - Rule # 1 don't pick a fight w/ the internet; google .....  Botany   Nov-28-11 01:51 PM   #102 
  - Why?Because that's where they do their HR Management, including whatever sockpuppets they pull the  patrice   Nov-28-11 02:09 PM   #104 
     - P.S. Some people say you can get fired in this state for what you say on FaceBook. nt  patrice   Nov-28-11 02:12 PM   #105 
  - Principal Karl Krawitz should resign.  man4allcats   Nov-28-11 02:26 PM   #106 
  - ****And here we go: "Kansas governor apologizes for 'overreaction' to teen's disparaging tweet"****  Richardo   Nov-28-11 02:47 PM   #107 
  - Governor Blowback.  Old and In the Way   Nov-28-11 08:03 PM   #112 
  - I apologize to Sen Brownback ......  Chisox08   Nov-28-11 03:08 PM   #108 
  - The young woman won't back down?  dflprincess   Nov-28-11 08:22 PM   #113 
  - Note the real title -- the governor apologized  DissedByBush   Nov-28-11 08:56 PM   #114 
  - at the time this was first posted, the governor hadn't made an apology  SemperEadem   Nov-29-11 06:13 AM   #120 
  - good...  awoke_in_2003   Nov-29-11 12:29 AM   #116 
  - The key word here... DEADLINE. What the FUCK? What happens if she doesn't  Grown2Hate   Nov-29-11 04:27 PM   #122 
 

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