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Disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback lands Kansas teen in principalís office
The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/23/11 | Suzanne Perez Tobias

Posted on 11/25/2011 7:26:01 PM PST by peggybac

A Kansas teenager is in trouble after mocking Gov. Sam Brownback during a mock legislative assembly for high school students.

Emma Sullivan, a senior at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, was in Topeka on Monday as part of Kansas Youth in Government, a program for students interested in politics and government.

During the session, in which Brownback addressed the group, Sullivan posted on her personal Twitter page:

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

On Tuesday, Sullivan was called to her principal’s office and told that the tweet had been flagged by someone on Brownback’s staff and reported to organizers of the Youth in Government program.

The principal “laid into me about how this was unacceptable and an embarrassment,” Sullivan said. “He said I had created this huge controversy and everyone was up in arms about it … and now he had to do damage control.

(Excerpt) Read more at kansas.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
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1 posted on 11/25/2011 7:26:03 PM PST by peggybac
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Posters are hammering Brownback but none seem to care about the behavior and language of this teenager. Had I done such a thing, my parents would have made me apologize to Brownback and the school, then I would have been grounded for weeks. Am I so behind-the-times that behavior like this is acceptable behavior and no one bats an eye?


2 posted on 11/25/2011 7:30:23 PM PST by peggybac
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To: peggybac

Probably a candidate to join Young Democrats of KS; KS never elects Democrat senators but they do governors.


3 posted on 11/25/2011 7:31:21 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, articulate, passionate, less baggage.)
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To: Theodore R.

I happened to see that the comments are all over DU. Stupid kid picked it up there I ‘m sure. She is going to reap the consequences.


4 posted on 11/25/2011 7:38:24 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: peggybac

Nice to know that the State of Kansas has the resources to allow state employees to monitor the social media postings of high school girls.


5 posted on 11/25/2011 7:40:22 PM PST by stormer
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To: peggybac

Alright, I’ve not read the whole thing yet - must go - but how is she in trouble for a “tweet” (what stupid lingo...)? Did she ACTUALLY do what she twitted? Or is this seriously just electronic?


6 posted on 11/25/2011 7:47:29 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: peggybac

The teen is an idiot, but making a big deal out of her tweet is even bigger idiocy.


7 posted on 11/25/2011 7:48:43 PM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: HerrBlucher

I agree


8 posted on 11/25/2011 7:59:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: peggybac

Good for Brownback. It’s about time we started joining the battle.


9 posted on 11/25/2011 8:03:32 PM PST by BobL (Send Rove a Message, VOTE CAIN, no matter what)
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To: peggybac
The behavior of the child is the responsibility of the parents. So if they decided that was appropriate I agree. However if I allow my child to make statements on twitter. That is not something the school needs to address.

I also find it frightening that several freepers thinks it's ok for a public official to get a school girl in trouble for her opinion & free speech.

10 posted on 11/25/2011 8:16:16 PM PST by call meVeronica
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Ah, a future Democrat candidate for president..........


11 posted on 11/25/2011 8:17:56 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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“She is a registered Democrat”

No! Who would have guessed!!!!


12 posted on 11/25/2011 8:20:48 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: peggybac

Even if she told him “you suck” to his face, who cares? She has an opinion, he is an elected official. Is he supposed to be protected from the opinions of teenagers? What kind of wussy people are we that we can’t hear an insult from a moron without going and making a big deal about it?


13 posted on 11/25/2011 8:21:51 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: BobL

I assumed all politicians monitored electronic media, am I being naive here? I think what upsets me the most is the lack of manners this gal had and how many believe this behavior is OK. Yes, she has every right to say or write what she thinks, I’m just baffled how most people think this rudeness and language is alright. Brownback’s Facebook page is being bombarded with the rudest comments - so tacky.


14 posted on 11/25/2011 8:29:44 PM PST by peggybac
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To: peggybac

I’m not crazy about former Senator Switchback and I’m not a teen or a democrat. Will Kansas come after me if I tweet about it?


15 posted on 11/25/2011 8:48:38 PM PST by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: peggybac

“I assumed all politicians monitored electronic media, am I being naive here?”

Probably not now. A year ago I would think most Republicans would ask “What is the Electronic Media?”

“I think what upsets me the most is the lack of manners this gal had and how many believe this behavior is OK. Yes, she has every right to say or write what she thinks, I’m just baffled how most people think this rudeness and language is alright. Brownback’s Facebook page is being bombarded with the rudest comments - so tacky”

Agree...that’s why we need to start calling this out. We need to show the hate that left-wing parents are instilling on their kids. And show it every time.


16 posted on 11/25/2011 8:53:26 PM PST by BobL (Send Rove a Message, VOTE CAIN, no matter what)
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To: peggybac

Very stupid gov.


17 posted on 11/25/2011 8:57:08 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BobL

I’d love to leave comments on Facebook but she doesn’t live far from me and I’d probably have my house egged, or worse!


18 posted on 11/25/2011 8:59:05 PM PST by peggybac
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To: freekitty

Very stupid snotty ill-mannered kid and very poor parents.


19 posted on 11/25/2011 8:59:20 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Waryone

You’d make a good KS newspaper editor. They’re all RATS who hate Brownback, too.


20 posted on 11/25/2011 9:01:02 PM PST by ozzymandus
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