From the Wichita Eagle – and Wichita, as we know, is in Kansasreich:
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.
Sadly, the principal will skate through this controversy on the old ‘it happened on school time at a school-affiliated event’ chestnut.
But Gov. Brownshirt?
“We monitor social media so we can see what Kansans are thinking and saying about the governor and his policies,” [Brownback spokeswoman Sherriene] Jones-Sontag said.
There’s nothing unreasonable about that.
[H]er office had forwarded a copy of Sullivan’s tweet to organizers of the school-sponsored event “so that they were aware what their students were saying in regards to the governor’s appearance.
In other words, she did it in retaliation for dissent.
Sullivan, 18, said she posted the comment because she doesn’t agree with Brownback’s policies, particularly recent cuts in state aid to schools. She is a registered Democrat.
Yup. Gotta make sure that them uppity teenagers – particularly the ones who are old enough to have the constitutional right to vote – know what’s going to happen if they ever disagree with the revealed wisdom of the christo-corporatist elite.
Also among her tweets:
Just found out justin bieber raps in his christmas album… #mixedfeelings
I’m surprised the Bieberblockheads haven’t started a campaign for her removal from free society.
I suspect that, if requested, Gov. Brownshirt would send the Kansas state police to aid in the effort.