If I was doing a talk-radio show today, I’d be ranting about the high school student who was punished for tweeting some negative comments about Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. It’s a clear case of the grown-ups overreacting. The governor’s staff should apologize to her, not the other way around, and the school should use it as a teaching opportunity instead of reprimanding her.

Updated at 4:34pm…I say it here, it comes out there: Brownback apologized to the student (Emma Sullivan) this afternoon, admitting that his staff “over-reacted.” And the school district issued a statement saying that she wasn’t required to apologize to the governor and that the matter had resulted in “many teachable moments concerning the use of social media.”