She condemned herself? She needs to seek redemption for her words? She spoke out in a disrespectful way to a state official; she didn't set a church full of children on fire and dance around the ashes. I think some folks are taking this entirely too strongly than it needs to be taken. She was disrespectful yes, but the governor's office's own actions speak of just as much dishonesty and disrespect. Bullying her school into making her issue an apology speaks louder to me than some 18 year old's white lie to her Tumblr followers and her rude opinion on a state official. There is a big difference between an 18 year old and an experienced adult who has a great deal of public responsibility.
Am I saying that the blame lies entirely outside of her? Not at all. She did this in a way that could have been done a great deal better and a great deal more constructively. Do I think she should be judged solely by this action and made to "seek redemption" for her remarks? No. Her entire life and professional reputation is not going to hinge on this single instance. I think it is being a little extreme here.
You don't understand that in the business/corporate world what I'm saying really exists.
No matter what she does from now on, no matter where she goes or what she achieves she'll always be known as the girl who said the governor blows.
And lied about saying it to his face.
We discussed this extensively at work today and I wasn't the one who brought it up. Everything else aside and on a purely professional level she presents as a person who is unreliable and refuses to take correction or direction. The immaturity might be correctable as well as the foul language which are both highly inappropriate in a business setting but the lying is a big problem and is a red flag. She does not inspire trust and where people could be more forgiving she didn't even apologize for lying. In the corporate world where confidentiality and legalities are more important than personal opinion she is tainted. Maybe as someone's little girl, a child, she could get away with it but it's out there on the web and someone will always bring it up.
If you want to hire her fine. If you want her to represent you and your company that's great. If you want to hold her up as a role model to other young people be my guest. I can't in good conscience put her in any position where she would come in contact with customers because of her reputation and I can't protect her from hazing by fellow employees because of her actions. I mean, they have as much right to criticize her as she did the governor. Her reputation and actions will be forever attached to her like toilet paper stuck on her shoe. Her reputation is what she made it and only she can fix it.
I didn't do this to her. She did it to herself. She made her bed, now she has to lay in it.
The governor's people and the school could have handled things better too, but the governor actually comes out looking better than she does because he took responsibility for what his people did and apologized to her.
The thing is that no matter how you argue it and how much you don't like it she's up against a tough situation that she created for herself with, I think, some help from her sister. Whether or not I like it, agree with it or endorse it is beside the point. It is what it is. Real life can really suck.