s skippy the bush kangaroo: remember, you can't spell 'twitter' without 't - w - i - t"

skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, November 28, 2011

remember, you can't spell 'twitter' without 't - w - i - t"

the kansas high school girl who got into trouble for tweeting her thoughts about gov. sam brownback refuses to apologize:
a kansas teenager who wrote a disparaging tweet about gov. sam brownback said sunday that she is rejecting her high school principal’s demand for a written apology.

emma sullivan, 18, of the kansas city suburb of fairway, said she isn’t sorry and doesn’t think such a letter would be sincere.

the shawnee mission east senior was taking part in a youth in government program last week in topeka, kan., when she sent out a tweet from the back of a crowd of students listening to brownback’s greeting. from her cellphone, she thumbed: “just made mean comments at gov. brownback,” and then specified what the comments were.

she actually made no such comment and said she was “just joking with friends.” but brownback’s office, which monitors social media for postings containing the governor’s name, saw sullivan’s post and contacted the youth in government program.

sullivan received a scolding at school and was ordered to send brownback an apology letter. she said prinicipal karl r. krawitz even suggested talking points for the letter she was supposed to turn in monday.
the feisty teen is refusing to comply w/her principal's orders:
sullivan has received emails from attorneys but is waiting to see what happens when she refuses to hand in a letter. krawitz, her principal, told the kansas city star previously that the situation is a “private issue, not a public matter” but didn’t return a phone message from the associated press at his home sunday.
but everthing is still good at the sullivan house:
sullivan’s mother, julie, said she isn’t angry with her daughter, even though she thinks she “could have chosen different words.”

“she wasn’t speaking to the 3,000 followers she has now,” julie sullivan said. “she was talking to 65 friends. and also it’s the speech they use today. it’s more attention grabbing. i raised my kids to be independent, to be strong, to be free thinkers.

“if she wants to tweet her opinion about gov. brownback, i say for her to go for it and i stand totally behind her.”
good for her!

update: mo ravings tells us that brownback actually apologized to emma, instead.
posted by skippy at 12:35 PM |


Great news this morning on this issue:

commented by Anonymous Mo Rage, 10:33 AM PST  

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