Do you know what the cost is to bring hell down upon yourself? For a high school girl in Kansas, I'd say the cost was about two cents.
Apparently, while on a field trip to Topeka where they met Governor Sam Brownback, a senior by the name of Emma Sullivan tweeted that she told the Governor he sucked and in person, "#heblowsalot". She later joked about telling him he sucked, but the Governor's communications director, Sherriene Jones-Sontag, got wind of the tweet, and the girl's principal, Karl R. Krawitz, read her the Riot Act for about an hour. It was further reported the girl wrote an apology to the Governor.
Joke or not, Emma Sullivan simply stated her opinion about Governor Brownback and that was it. The communications director who initially raised hell over the tweet, and the principal who reprimanded the girl for an hour and had her write an apology for simply tweeting her opinion, should be the ones to apologize for their actions.
As for the girl, I'm glad to read she's not sorry about posting the tweet and the fact she now has over 1,000 followers on Twitter. All the best to her, including an unhindered ability to exercise her right to speak (and tweet) freely.