Among the many national reactions to the tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback posted by Shawnee Mission East High School student Emma Sullivan:
“There’s no reason why a voting-age citizen, whether in or out of high school, should be prevented from making negative comments about an elected official. This is not Inquisition-era Spain and Brownback is not the pope.” — E.D. Kain, Forbes
“Brownback got into a public feud with a high-school student over a rude tweet, and proved himself the less mature party.” — James Poniewozik, Time
“This wasn’t about free speech. This was about politeness. One of them is doing absolutely and entirely fine. The other one is on its last legs.” — Alexandra Petri, Washington Post
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