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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Seems Gov. Brownback is very thin-skinned

Did you hear about this yet? From the Wichita Eagle-Beacon: "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." A couple notes on this--First, the Governor comes out looking rather silly and petty, at minimum. Second, Shawnee Mission East was my daughter's school so I'm rather happy, frankly, that it happened there. In my own way, I'm proud of and happy for the girl and school. Third, I'm glad the young lady has enough presence of mind to not take this too seriously. I mean, come on, getting dressed-down by your high school principal for tweeting about the Governor. Get real, Gov. You have far more important things to be concerned about than tweets from this high schooler. I mean, really. Don't you? To everyone else (except the Gov.), happy Thanksgiving, y'all. Link:

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