Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one.
Looks like a thought machine works in the governor's office in the state of Kansas. Governor Brownback was speaking at high school as part of a Kansas Youth in Government program. One senior tweeted something about confronting him and telling him he "sucked". Here's what happened next From ThinkProgress:
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. [...]
Sullivan said the principal ordered her to write letters of apology to Brownback, the school’s Youth in Government sponsor, the district’s social studies coordinator and others.
Not much for the First Amendment, eh, Governor? Principal?
Update: it turns out that the student did not say anything, publicly or privately, to the Governor. She just was tweeting big and the Governor's entourage picked up on it. That makes him even a bigger baby than before. A little high school girl disses you and you make a federal case.
The girl has refused to write an apology to the Governor, so we'll see if she gets suspended or further reprimanded. If so, look for the ACLU to step in and the district to back off.
What's on your mind?