Emma Sullivan: Person of the Week

Nov 28, 2011People We Lerve

Rather than blather on about Cyber Monday, we prefer to pay homage to Emma Sullivan, my favorite new person of the week, one of the people we lerve, whatever you want to crown her, but crown her we do.

Emma Sullivan should run for office.

Why I Love Emma Sullivan:

  1. Emma Sullivan, 18, a Kansas teenager who wrote a disparaging Tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback said that she is rejecting her high school principal’s demand for a written apology.
  2. Emma of Fairway said she is not sorry and does not think such a letter would be sincere.
  3. After disagreeing with what the Governor was spewing, Emma Tweeted: “Just made mean comments at gov. brownback and told him he sucked, in person (hash)heblowsalot.”
  4. Emma said she disagrees with Brownback politically, particularly his decision to veto the Kansas Arts Commission’s entire budget, making Kansas the only state in the nation to eliminate arts funding.
  5. Sullivan’s older sister contacted the media. Since then, Sullivan’s following on Twitter has grown to about 3,000 people, up from about 65 before the tweet. She said she thinks the tweet has helped “open up dialogue” about free speech in social media.
  6. I Tweeted Emma: “You go, girl!”

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