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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 12:35 PM
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Brownback apologizes for overreacting to studentís tweet
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Source: LJ World (Lawrence, Kansas)

Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday issued an apology, saying his staff over-reacted to a disparaging tweet about him written by a high school student.

Last week, Brownback's staff, which monitors social media, saw a tweet by 18-year-old Shawnee Mission East senior Emma Sullivan, who wrote an insulting tweet about the governor while she attended a speech by Brownback at the Youth in Government program in Topeka.


"My staff over-reacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize. Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms.

"I enjoyed speaking to the more than 100 students who participated in the Youth in Government Program at the Kansas Capitol. They are our future.

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  -Brownback apologizes for overreacting to studentís tweet LeighAnn  Nov-28-11 12:35 PM   #0 
  - not enough  Enrique   Nov-28-11 12:37 PM   #1 
  - They're YOUR future, Brownbottom.  ClassWarrior   Nov-28-11 12:38 PM   #2 
  - since when are truth and insulting synonyms? nt  msongs   Nov-28-11 12:39 PM   #3 
  - What are you talking about?  ashling   Nov-28-11 12:48 PM   #7 
  - Had someone try that same meme on me recently  Demeter   Nov-28-11 04:29 PM   #32 
  - One has to ask why he has a full cadre of paid staffers wasting taxpayer money on this  bluestateguy   Nov-28-11 12:41 PM   #4 
  - I suspect this has a lot to do with the apology  LeighAnn   Nov-28-11 12:49 PM   #8 
  - If it hadn't made national headlines IMO he wouldn't done a damn thing. Public  RKP5637   Nov-28-11 12:45 PM   #5 
  - Too late, Sam!  _eh   Nov-28-11 12:45 PM   #6 
  - CUE THE VONAGE THEME!  rocktivity   Nov-28-11 12:53 PM   #9 
  - Mwwwaaaahhhhaaaa.....LOVE the turn of events....the one doing the apologizing is Brownback, not Emma  tpsbmam   Nov-28-11 12:58 PM   #10 
  - 1st Amendment Anyone?  Me.   Nov-28-11 12:58 PM   #11 
  - Did Gov B also say his staff would stop monitoring Tweets?  MayHamm   Nov-28-11 01:04 PM   #12 
  - They don't have time anymore  LeighAnn   Nov-28-11 06:46 PM   #35 
  - This is dictator talk.  tcaudilllg   Nov-28-11 01:07 PM   #13 
  - The student's official response to Brownback's apology should be  TlalocW   Nov-28-11 01:07 PM   #14 
  - This gave me my smile of the day  LadyHawkAZ   Nov-28-11 01:08 PM   #15 
  - So Brownback's STAFF suck too!! nt  99th_Monkey   Nov-28-11 01:22 PM   #16 
  - Emma Sullivan should graciously accept this apology  Warren Stupidity   Nov-28-11 01:23 PM   #17 
  - Well, it's better than the standard non apology apology  tularetom   Nov-28-11 01:27 PM   #18 
  - Mr. B. is not required to apologize, or even recognize the  russspeakeasy   Nov-28-11 01:44 PM   #20 
  - Too little, too late. YOU SUCK, Brownback.  kestrel91316   Nov-28-11 01:41 PM   #19 
  - Ah, so it was Brownback's brown-shirts. Got it.  JNelson6563   Nov-28-11 02:01 PM   #21 
  - He sucks and is a war criminal  JJW   Nov-28-11 02:56 PM   #22 
  - Kansas governor apologizes for 'overreaction' to teen's disparaging tweet  Richardo   Nov-28-11 03:31 PM   #23 
  - And has the school principal apologized?  dtexdem   Nov-28-11 03:31 PM   #24 
  - Looks like Brownback left Principal Karl Krawitz hanging out to dry...  Richardo   Nov-28-11 03:31 PM   #25 
  - Brownback's seriously misnamed.  ChairmanAgnostic   Nov-28-11 03:31 PM   #26 
  - Gov. Brownshirt. nt  tblue37   Nov-28-11 03:32 PM   #30 
     - that, too  ChairmanAgnostic   Nov-28-11 05:16 PM   #34 
  - Every student in that school is gonna be laughing at that principal. Humiliation at its best!  Bozita   Nov-28-11 03:31 PM   #27 
  - Brownback sucks and should be tried  JJW   Nov-28-11 03:31 PM   #28 
  - Brownnose is doing some backpedaling while flogging himself for the fauxpas.  Dont call me Shirley   Nov-28-11 03:32 PM   #29 
  - Sullivan and her high school principal  SME parent   Nov-29-11 09:55 AM   #41 
  - Eat It, Brownback  Demeter   Nov-28-11 04:28 PM   #31 
  - "I'm very sorry that...  beac   Nov-28-11 04:33 PM   #33 
  - Little late for that #2  sarcasmo   Nov-28-11 06:50 PM   #36 
  - Awesome!!!  guitar man   Nov-28-11 08:25 PM   #37 
  - I hope Emma Sullivan feels about 10 feet tall, and very, very proud of herself  riderinthestorm   Nov-28-11 08:28 PM   #38 
  - Coming soon to a theater near you...  _eh   Nov-29-11 12:02 AM   #39 
  - He only apologized because of the uproar that this caused. I doubt very seriously  totodeinhere   Nov-29-11 12:05 AM   #40 
  - cute, he takes it back. what are we, in grammar school?  mulsh   Nov-29-11 10:06 AM   #42 
  - Good move!  Quantess   Nov-29-11 10:38 AM   #43 
  - How about apologizing for using the data base of every state agency to protect his own ego?  freshwest   Nov-29-11 10:44 AM   #44 

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