Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R). John Hanna/AP hide caption itoggle caption John Hanna/AP The Two-Way Kansas Gov.: Teen Tweeter Doesn't Need To Apologize November 28, 2011 His staff overreacted when it told authorities at the girl's high school that she had written something rather rude about him, Gov. Sam Brownback says. "Freedom of speech is among our most treasured freedoms," says the Republican.