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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.

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"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.



Read more: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/nov/28/brownback-apol... /
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