High school student hurts Governor’s feelings

Please tell me that the blowback for Brownback on this has seriously done him some political damage:

FAIRWAY, Kan. – Eighteen-year-old Emma Sullivan never thought her tweet about a field trip would be seen by Gov. Sam Brownback. The Shawnee Mission East High School senior went to the Capitol and heard Brownback speak. She didn’t like what she heard.

“I don’t agree with a majority of the things that he is trying to pass,” said Sullivan.

Sullivan tweeted her thoughts about what she wanted to do during the speech.

Sullivan’s tweet stated: “just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot.”

Sullivan said she ended up in the principal’s office the next day.

“He explained to me that someone from Brownback’s office got a hold of it and sent it to someone in charge of the district,” said Sullivan.

She said her principal wants her to write an apology to Brownback

Any politician who thinks it’s okay to bully a high school student for having a political opinion should be an object of both disgust and derision.

7 responses to “High school student hurts Governor’s feelings

  1. narcoticmusing

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech , or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

    Appalling that a representative member of government would attempt to limit her expressing an opinion. He should be encouraging it.

  2. I see a lawsuit in the near future…

  3. Splatterbottom

    Brownback sounds like Bob Brown. I wonder if he will arrange for a government inquisition to target his critics like our Bob did.

  4. 1. Brown objects to the outright lies and misleading campaigning of a media organisation with a huge dominance throughout the country; Brownback called the authorities because a school kid didn’t like him.

    2. News Ltd aren’t “critics”, they’re relentless campaigners who distort the truth repeatedly in order to smear people they don’t like.

    3. The Media Inquiry isn’t an “inquisition”, and it’s not about silencing anybody. It’s about investigating whether the media should have ANY formal responsibilities, or whether it should they should just be the propaganda arm of the establishment and we should be fine with that.

  5. Splatterbottom

    The fact of having an inquiry is chilling of free speech. It is also a waste of public money conducting a vendetta on behalf of a petulant fool.

    Polticians should be criticised by the media. When they are corroding the political process they should be regularly hammered and no whining pantywaist should be able to divert government resources to pursue their grudges.

    There is a lot rotten and wrong with Australian politics at the moment and we need a fearless press to campaign against it. Intimidating the press with a useless inquiry is really just the Greens baring their totalitarian fangs.

  6. Yeah, yeah, any restrictions on the right of billionnaires to dominate the national media are “chilling of free speech”.

  7. Brownback sounds like Bob Brown. I wonder if he will arrange for a government inquisition to target his critics like our Bob did.

    I wonder whether you’ll allow discussion to be about the subject of the post and not hijacked with your relentless, obsessive Left-bashing.

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