The Brownback Teen Tweet Apology

posted at 10:25 am on November 29, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

In what is surely one of the stranger stories of the news cycle, we check back in with the case of 18 year old Kansas high school student Emma Sullivan. As you may recall, Emma was part of a youth group which traveled to listen to a speech by Gov. Sam Brownback. While the event was going on, Ms. Sullivan whipped out her phone and sent what turned out to be The Tweet Heard (Briefly) Around the World.

“Just made mean comments at gov. brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot.”

What should have been a pointless, (if rude) momentary joke between school pals quickly blew out of all proportion. The governor’s office caught wind of the tweet and contacted the youth group and her school. Emma was called down to the principal’s office and told she would need to write a letter apologizing to the governor for her ill considered remark.

There was an apology coming, but it wasn’t from Emma.

When a high school senior tweeted that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback “sucked,” among other invectives, reaction at the state Capitol led her principal to demand an apology. Instead, it was the Republican governor offering a mea culpa Monday, forced to admit to a self-described overreaction by his staff that subjected him to ridicule for efforts to police a teenager’s Internet musings…

“My staff overreacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize,” Brownback said in a statement Monday. “Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms.”

The reaction exemplifies what Bradley Shear, a Washington, D.C.-area social media attorney, called an example of the nationwide chasm between government officials and rapidly evolving technology.

Shear’s analysis is even a bit on the tame side. This wasn’t the fault of the governor, obviously, but a massive failure by his staff. One of the first rules in politics is to never shoot down, and it’s difficult to picture a steeper angle of downward shooting than the perception of a sitting governor taking on a teenage girl for something she sent out on Twitter to her (at the time) barely five dozen followers.

But, as Shear also notes, this is likely a symptom of the growing pains which older, established political offices will experience as they struggle to come to grips with the new age of social media. On the one hand, it’s good that campaigns and elected officials are moving to monitor and make use of tools such as Twitter and Facebook to stay in touch with the voices of the voters and get their message out in a more direct fashion. But the people you assign to do these tasks really need to be familiar with – if not immersed in – the culture themselves.

If you were to note a damaging meme or bit of spin showing up, for example, in the timeline of one of the folks at National Review and it was quickly retweeted by Chuck Todd on his Daily Rundown account, you need to know enough to move fast and head it off at the pass before it shows up on NBC the next morning. But you also need to be able to distinguish between something like that and 140 characters from a bored teenager goofing around with her friends. What Brownback’s staff managed to do was turn Emma into an overnight web sensation while forcing the governor into the embarrassing position of having to apologize to her and reaffirm his belief in free speech. There’s a lesson here for the rest of the elected officials and candidates across the country.

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I feel like it’s out of a “Parks and Recreation” episode

blatantblue on November 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM

I would never hire Emma. But, I’m sure she has a great career ahead of her as an occu-pooper.

Blake on November 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Tempest meet teapot.

mankai on November 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM

I’ll give her this… her level of “analysis” puts her on the same plane as the WaPo, NY Times and MSNBC editorial staffs.

mankai on November 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM

“DON’T TWEET ON ME!

Shy Guy on November 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Just a reminder Emma. It’s only free speech when it’s against a Republican. Rip on a Democrat and there will be Hell to Pay. There’s even a book with that title.

Hummer53 on November 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM

One of the first rules in politics is to never shoot down

In a related story, Rick Perry has challenged Emma Sullivan to debate him.
:D

whatcat on November 29, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Respondeat superior. A “massive failure of the staff” is a failure of the executive. It should have been his standing order not to overreact to unfavorable expressions of free speech.

rrpjr on November 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Emma Sullivan will discover, when she goes to look for a job, that other rule about bad behavior on the internet.

At least she’ll have 50% willing to hire her.

unclesmrgol on November 29, 2011 at 10:37 AM

This was such a non story to begin with. Had it been a Democrat, we’d never know who this girl was.

SuperManGreenLantern on November 29, 2011 at 10:39 AM

The reaction exemplifies what Bradley Shear, a Washington, D.C.-area social media attorney, called an example of the nationwide chasm between government officials and rapidly evolving technology.

They sure closed that chasm when they learned how to raise campaign cash from it!

cartooner on November 29, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Wasn’t this all based off a lie to begin with? I thought she had met the govenor but not really said anything directly to him? Either way its a stupid story. I’m sure she’ll end up with a reality tv show at some point.

journeyscarab on November 29, 2011 at 10:45 AM

I don’t want to attack this kid because the Governors staff was stupid and she’s just a kid but… She’s really starting to get annoying. She’s from the Kardashian generations trying to get her 15 minutes. This is not nearly as important as she thinks it is.

Ampersand on November 29, 2011 at 10:47 AM

How do you know, Jazz? How do you know there was failure on the part of his staff? You don’t even know what staff told the principal. Again, the staff might have merely said that the governor was disappointed that his participation resulted in public disrespect by one of the participants. The tweet might merely have been mentioned as an anecdotal example of the governor’s reason for being disappointed.

The principal might have overreacted to a benign phone call from a staffer.

This story is pathetic.

blink on November 29, 2011 at 10:37 AM

I agree. I also think whether the principal over reacted or not is open for debate. What’s the solution? Ban the brat from future school trips because she will embarrass the school?

Blake on November 29, 2011 at 10:47 AM

I see a pole and $1 bills in this chick’s future.

Bevan on November 29, 2011 at 10:49 AM

whatcat on November 29, 2011 at 10:33 AM

she had to decline, she’s having a job interview w/ herman cain

chasdal on November 29, 2011 at 10:51 AM

I haven’t followed this very closely, but what exactly about him “sucks” in her opinion?

Has she been able to clearly define how her position on the issues differ with his and how she would do things differently if she were in his office?

Yeah, I know she’s just a kid and saying “he sucks” isn’t all that original.

But for all these thousands of people to all of a sudden decide to follow her on Twitter, I’m assuming she made some valid points other than “he sucks”.

ButterflyDragon on November 29, 2011 at 10:51 AM

If my kid had tweeted that she would be writing that apology letter.
Saying he “sucked” and tagging it “he blow alot” would not be allowed in our house regardless of free speech.

And her letter would have been very articulate.
Kids get by with shit now that would have gotten us in big trouble back in the day.
And that is why they feel entitled re: OWS.

ArmyAunt on November 29, 2011 at 10:54 AM

I loved her mother’s response:

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.”

Any guesses how this will turn out when she bashes her employer online?

Maybe her mother can bring her soup when she’s at the next Occupy protest, cause she’s not teaching her the skills she needs to be a responsible adult.

John Deaux on November 29, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Funny how MSM gets to choose what’s news worthy…if a democrat had done it…we would have never heard about it.

tinkerthinker on November 29, 2011 at 10:57 AM

She said he sucks… She actually lied and said she told him he sucks to his face… She lied about telling someone they suck on twitter…

there are not heroes here. You aint the Rosa Parks of twitter kid.

Ampersand on November 29, 2011 at 10:57 AM

This was such a non story to begin with. Had it been a Democrat, we’d never know who this girl was.

SuperManGreenLantern on November 29, 2011 at 10:39 AM

It wasn’t the girl that made the story. It was the stupid, unwarranted response by Brownback’s office that made it a story.

Good Lt on November 29, 2011 at 10:58 AM

But, as Shear also notes, this is likely a symptom of the growing pains which older, established political offices will experience as they struggle to come to grips with the new age of social media.

WRONG. This has nothing to do with social media training all to do with arrogance and a belief in privilege of office. Would this be any different if Emma had told this to the Guv’s face? Either method is 1st Amendment protected. I would suspect that the underlinings would have been in apoplexy and shoving news cameras out of the room.

Her choice of words were however in poor taste.

Dr. Dog on November 29, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Agree, Jazz.

That girl was a bratty teenager but it’s far more odious that these government functionaries monitor social media, then can tattle on us when we criticize the standing government.

ChrisB on November 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Governor Brownback is a complete @ss and is doing everything in his power to make a name for himiself at the expense of the people of Kansas. He is paranoid and looks down upon the citizens of this state with complete disdain. For years,if you tried to call his office about an issue, you were met with disrepsect and condescension.
I have not heard a single positive word about Brownback from any of my conservative friends. He is a jerk and I made the mistake of voting for him. He will be a one termer.

bopbottle on November 29, 2011 at 11:07 AM

I see a pole and $1 bills in this chick’s future.

Bevan on November 29, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Winner!

TugboatPhil on November 29, 2011 at 11:09 AM

It’s a nothing story, but I would hardly call an 18 year old a kid.

sandee on November 29, 2011 at 11:09 AM

It wasn’t the girl that made the story. It was the stupid, unwarranted response by Brownback’s office that made it a story.

Good Lt on November 29, 2011 at 10:58 AM

What response was that?

The only ones I see that overreached on this was the principal’s office.

But all in all, remember this whole affair is all based on a lie.

If I worked for a politician and heard that someone confronted him and told him to his face that he “sucked” during an outreach program, I would be interested in knowing more about what happened.

But what exactly was their “response”? Did state agents show up at this kid’s house?

ButterflyDragon on November 29, 2011 at 11:10 AM

I guess everyone crying about how it wasn’t free speech yesterday is going to walk back their arguments now? Yeah, didn’t think so.

Ah well, at least Brownback admitted it.

Pro tip for our politicians – People say mean things on the internet that are oftentimes not well thought out. Teenagers say mean things on the internet that are never well thought out. All of them have a right to do so even if it hurts your feelings.

Benaiah on November 29, 2011 at 11:10 AM

The freedom of speech wins. It’s a good episode!

Igor R. on November 29, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Good for Brownback that he took responsibility and apologized. A dose of humility now and then is good for politicians.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, how mortified must that young lady’s parents be?!.. lol. I mean seriously, if you’re going to publicly insult someone, at least show some vocabulary for pete’s sake.

Murf76 on November 29, 2011 at 11:17 AM

It’s a nothing story, but I would hardly call an 18 year old a kid.

sandee on November 29, 2011 at 11:09 AM

meh. If the story includes if mommy is proud or not and is about someone lying about telling a politician “he sucks” then I’ll stick with calling her a kid.

Ampersand on November 29, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Most frightening thing about this whole incident? The girl can vote.

Vera on November 29, 2011 at 11:19 AM

What response was that?

The only ones I see that overreached on this was the principal’s office.

Instead, it was the Republican governor offering a mea culpa Monday, forced to admit to a self-described overreaction by his staff that subjected him to ridicule for efforts to police a teenager’s Internet musings…

My staff overreacted to this tweet, and for that I apologize,” Brownback said in a statement Monday. “Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms.”

Good Lt on November 29, 2011 at 11:24 AM

I would have preferred: “Emma, you suck too.” – Governor Brownback

matd on November 29, 2011 at 11:25 AM

The only thing worse than the self importance of a politician is that of their staff.

esnap on November 29, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Hope you realize what a rude person you are, Emma. And a liar, but we can see that you never would have had the courage to speak to the governor.

Your mother must be so proud of your demeanor and public face.

I hope you have the grace to be ashamed of your behavior. What a shameful reflection on your family and friends.

winoceros on November 29, 2011 at 11:25 AM

The girl is a rude b-tch, but Brownback should have ignored the tweet. I can’t imagine how many nasty libs are tweeting him now.

Ward Cleaver on November 29, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Strange days indeed when a snotty teen says something rude to an older person, then the older one is forced to apologize. There are rights, and there is doing the right thing. Classless.

zhohlz on November 29, 2011 at 11:28 AM

She’s of course applying to universities now, right? One of the first things that’s done after the initial niceties are completed is that people get googled.

Can’t wait for this one.

winoceros on November 29, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Brownback is a TWIT, sure enough. Not sure that he deserved such a derisive comment on Twitter, but his staff should be fired for their stupidity. The ignorant teen will someday be voting! Hope her parents are proud, or not!

tomshup on November 29, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Good Lt on November 29, 2011 at 11:24 AM

You didn’t answer my question, you just pointed to how Brownback accepted the media’s narrative and did the politically correct thing.

In what manner did his staff overreact? By calling the school? Again, this was based on a lie.

They didn’t call just because they got wind of some kid saying he sucked. They called because she made it sound as if there was a face to face confrontation which I’m sure confused them quite a bit because obviously no one on the governor’s staff could recall any confrontation.

What did they say to the school?

ButterflyDragon on November 29, 2011 at 11:30 AM

I would have preferred: “Emma, you suck too.” – Governor Brownback

matd on November 29, 2011 at 11:25 AM

“Emma, kiss my pasty white a$$.”

Ward Cleaver on November 29, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Never punch down. No excuses. Brownback effed up. It was a kid for God’s sake! Ignoring it was the thing to do. The adult idiots made her a heroine and a near-martyr, not to mention giving her joke-among-friends remarks a couple of million dollars worth of free air time. Jerks, the lot of them.

SurferDoc on November 29, 2011 at 11:37 AM

From the article. The staffer contacted the youth program coordinator. “Hey, you might want to know about what happened at the program.” This is not a call for censorship. It is an expected civic function that the school be notified of improper conduct during a school function. She most likely should not have been using her device during a school function; all schools have this rule. That notification was as far as the government went.

The school should be embarrassed that someone like Sullivan should spend her whole education in its grasp and come away with the manners and sense of propriety of a poodle with a bladder twitch. Hence, the request for an apology.

The true jackass and moral reprobate is her mother, who has so clearly shaped her character.

Sullivan’s tweet Nov. 21 caught the eye of Brownback’s deputy communications officer, who forwarded it to two staffers in the governor’s office, according to a string of emails obtained by The Associated Press.

Niomi Burget, assistant director of scheduling, forwarded the tweet to Deborah Brown with the Shawnee Mission School District, who is state coordinator for the Youth in Government program, and said she didn’t know if the student was in Brown’s group, but thought if she was Brown might want to know about the tweet.

Brown responded that she had contacted Sullivan’s principal, was embarrassed for the program, and hoped Brownback would speak to students again next year.

As Sullivan’s tweet and her school’s call for an apology letter gained traction online, Shawnee Mission East Principal Karl Krawitz emailed Burget to say that the teen never was threatened with punishment if she refused to write the letter. Krawitz, who said he had received “disgusting” hate mail over the incident, acknowledged he wasn’t a Brownback supporter but was troubled that a student had been disrespectful while on a school trip.

“I am not a big fan of the governor, but I respect the person and the office,” he wrote in the email Saturday, adding that he thought the incident “will probably get ugly.”

The Shawnee Mission School District said Monday it was no long seeking a letter from Sullivan.

“Whether and to whom any apologies are issued will be left to the individuals involved,” the statement said. “The issue has resulted in many teachable moments concerning the use of social media. The district does not intend to take any further action on this matter.”

winoceros on November 29, 2011 at 11:37 AM

winoceros on November 29, 2011 at 11:30 AM

You’re absolutely right. Welcome to the Internet, Emma, where everything lasts forever. Her mom’s a complete moron. Law schools (not just the top ones) admit to searching applicants online. Nearly all employers do, at least for the kind of job Emma will no doubt feel entitled to one day. Maybe her mom thinks (though I doubt in truth she’s given any thought to this at all) this episode will be written off as teenage immaturity, but I doubt it. Not realizing that 1) it’s rude to tell someone he “sucks” (and not even forthrightly, but lying about it publicly), 2) especially when that someone is a NATIONAL FREAKING SENATOR who did your school’s program a favor, and 3) refusing to apologize for your awful behavior will likely lead to Emma being excluded from any job requiring even the tiniest bit of decorum, tact, or professionalism. Awesome job, mom.

exlibris on November 29, 2011 at 11:41 AM

For extra points, she should tweet at Jay Carney.

TexasDan on November 29, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Emma has shown that she is just another twit on tweet and that she possibly was rude to an adult, but she should be able to tweet whatever she wants without government intervention unless she is giving away state secrets.

SgtRed on November 29, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Julie Sullivan sucks. Emma Sullivan blows. Pass it on.

DanMan on November 29, 2011 at 12:03 PM

“She was talking to 65 friends.”

No, she’s was talking to millions of people. It’s on the internet, dummy.

Blake on November 29, 2011 at 12:08 PM

This was such a non story to begin with. Had it been a Democrat, we’d never know who this girl was.

SuperManGreenLantern on November 29, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Wrong, she’d be a drone strike target.

roy_batty on November 29, 2011 at 12:15 PM

I loved her mother’s response:

John Deaux on November 29, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Follow a stupid kid home, someone stupid opens the door.

Wade on November 29, 2011 at 12:17 PM

The governor is an idiot for trying to squelch her free speech rights, and what she wrote in her tweet has nothing to do with anything else. All of you writing that this will effect her employment are as stupid as the governor. Most people don’t tweet and don’t care.

This is just another example of the government stepping all over our rights as they do everyday. The biggest enemy of freedom is our own government and its thugs (a.k.a. police).

woodNfish on November 29, 2011 at 12:19 PM

“She was talking to 65 friends.”

No, she was talking to millions of people. It’s on the internet, dummy.

Blake on November 29, 2011 at 12:08 PM

EXACTLY! It amuses me when I reply pointedly to some moonbat on Twitter and they act as if I interrupted a private conversation. That’s what Direct Messages are for. Everything else you write is right there for everyone else to consume and react to, and once you hit send, you can’t inhale it back into your mouth. Ask Anthony Weiner.

L.N. Smithee on November 29, 2011 at 12:35 PM

“How do you know there was failure on the part of his staff? You don’t even know what staff told the principal.”

It doesn’t matter what they said. The staff of the state governor contacted the principal because a student said a mean thing about their boss. If you’re not a first grader, that’s a failure. Seriously, we have government officials who think it’s appropriate to use their position for petty stuff like this?

The Governor’s staff is sending a clear signal that they have way, way too much time on their hands and no idea at all how to relate to the public who pays their salary. And not much respect for the Governor, since they seem to think they’re required to police the conduct of impolite teenagers.

GalosGann on November 29, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Isn’t this Gov the former “Sen. Switchback”?

BobMbx on November 29, 2011 at 12:40 PM

woodNfish on November 29, 2011 at 12:19 PM

ernesto? is that you?

DanMan on November 29, 2011 at 12:42 PM

this is likely a symptom of the growing pains which older, established political offices will experience as they struggle to come to grips with the new age of social media.

Or as they come to grips with rude children.

disa on November 29, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Never punch down. No excuses. Brownback effed up. It was a kid for God’s sake! Ignoring it was the thing to do. The adult idiots made her a heroine and a near-martyr, not to mention giving her joke-among-friends remarks a couple of million dollars worth of free air time. Jerks, the lot of them.

SurferDoc on November 29, 2011 at 11:37 AM

I don’t know anything about this incident, but it is the job of educators to educate the kids, and the tweet was inappropriate. It just seems to have gotten wildly out hand along the way. But after the fiasco at PennState, we can expect a lot more erring on the side of too much administration action.

pedestrian on November 29, 2011 at 12:54 PM

The governor is an idiot for trying to squelch her free speech rights, and what she wrote in her tweet has nothing to do with anything else. All of you writing that this will effect her employment are as stupid as the governor. Most people don’t tweet and don’t care.

“Most people”, huh? Are you an employer? Whom would you hire as a spokesperson — someone who already said something offensive about a public official on Twitter, or someone who hasn’t? And if they “don’t care,” they ought to. The person who overreacted in the Governor’s office probably has spouted off online in the past, and wasn’t weeded out.

This is just another example of the government stepping all over our rights as they do everyday. The biggest enemy of freedom is our own government and its thugs (a.k.a. police).

Don’t you have some human waste to scoop out of dead grass in your Occupy camp?

woodNfish on November 29, 2011 at 12:19 PM

L.N. Smithee on November 29, 2011 at 12:55 PM

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.

Yeah, mom. You may wanna give your little girl tips on that “thinking” part. Then again, maybe you’re not up to the task.

L.N. Smithee on November 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM

“She was talking to 65 friends.”

Let’s suppose Emma and three of her friends left her sheltered suburban existence and went to a restaurant with a more … urban clientele. Let us further suppose she made some comment about N***ers, at which point some of the other patrons confront her. Would “I’m not talking to you” keep her from getting her @$$ thoroughly kicked?

I think not.

The Monster on November 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Let’s suppose Emma and three of her friends left her sheltered suburban existence and went to a restaurant with a more … urban clientele. Let us further suppose she made some comment about N***ers, at which point some of the other patrons confront her. Would “I’m not talking to you” keep her from getting her @$$ thoroughly kicked?

I think not.

The Monster on November 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM

wow. really? o_o

Mephistefales on November 29, 2011 at 1:26 PM

In my work I often have to deal with the staffs of politicians.

It is easy for me to believe that the staff member blew this up without the politician even knowing about it.

Often a top executive is a big picture guy relying on a loyal staff to cover the details. And sometimes that loyal staff goes a little overboard in protecting and promoting the great one.

Johnny 100 Pesos on November 29, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Wow, a Republcian acting like the fascists did when confronted over the then hellscare bill and how this White House acts towards the press.

Sounds to me like someone’s office needs to be purged of that superiority mentality.

madmonkphotog on November 29, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Let’s suppose Emma and three of her friends left her sheltered suburban existence and went to a restaurant with a more … urban clientele. Let us further suppose she made some comment about N***ers, at which point some of the other patrons confront her. Would “I’m not talking to you” keep her from getting her @$$ thoroughly kicked?

I think not.

The Monster on November 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM

She would never said that. She has been trained to be expressly tolerant of homosexuals, blacks, muslims and other people with differing diverse backgrounds.

…Now if he were a conservative, white, Christian, she would be all over that!

Sterling Holobyte on November 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

She has a right to her opinion. And so do I.

Emma is a product of her public school education, where it is all about your self-esteem, and she also a product of this media-saturated world we live in. Those two things work together to create a person like Emma.
Her public school education tells her that life is all about her, while the media that she watches, listens to, and tweets on, tells her that she doesn’t need to respect other people(unless they happen to belong to one of the many degenerate sexual and social lifestyles she has been taught about in public school and put in a good light in the media, in which case she is to revere them) and that she doesn’t need to be repentant about anything she says or does(unless the person she says or does said thing to happens to be one of the people in the protected-class group).
Got that? Test at 11.

Sterling Holobyte on November 29, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Maybe her parents should apologize for raising such a rude child.

Elizabetty on November 29, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Well, at least we know the Mom’s a Democrat – she’s proud of her child for lying.

Yes, the entire thing is pathetic, but why is it that I only see lowly internet commentators talking about the fact that it was a lie?

I’d be more than a little embarrassed that my young kid was famous for lying. It would make me look like a pretty poor parent.

Merovign on November 30, 2011 at 1:42 AM

That school district, Shawnee Mission, is rife with smartass kids, parents, and teachers. Talk about spoiled snobs, folks!

I know. I taught there for a while.

All that is wrong with American non-education is to be found in great abundance there, I can assure you.

Worked at CIS (Center for International Studies) myself.

What a liberal pisspot!

That includes you, Wolfe!

(Don’t worry, hotair, I doubt anyone from Shawnee Mission ventures here.)

Sherman1864 on November 30, 2011 at 7:18 AM

Maybe her parents should apologize for raising such a rude child.
Elizabetty on November 29, 2011 at 3:57 PM

My point exactly!

Thank you!

Sherman1864 on November 30, 2011 at 7:20 AM