My staff over-reacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize. Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms. I enjoyed speaking to the more than 100 students who participated in the Youth in Government Program at the Kansas Capitol. They are our future. I also want to thank the thousands of Kansas educators who remind us daily of our liberties, as well as the values of civility and decorum. Again, I apologize for our over-reaction.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback • Apologizing to Emma Sullivan, the 18-year-old girl his staff attempted to coax an apology out of, via her high school, over a not-super-flattering tweet. In the battle between politician and teenager, teenager wins. Boom. (via shortformblog)