Yesterday, a letter written by Hugh “Skip” McGee, the head of Barclays investment-banking division (and formerly the Lehman Brothers i-banking head) to the headmaster at his son’s school, the Kinkaid School in Houston, was leaked to Dealbreaker. The missive, which McGee claimed to have written on behalf of the “silent majority” of parents, described two incidents that apparently devastated his son, John Edward, a senior at the school.
The first and most recent was at the annual pep rally. According to Skip, John and his friends on the football team had intended to dress in drag and perform a cheer. The routine, Skip said, was “classic.” The boys were all prepared: They had wigs. They had lipstick. “Teams of moms” had spent weeks sewing their skirts. And then at the last minute the school shut the whole thing down, saying the routine was illustrative of “negative gender stereotyping.” This, Skip thought, was bullshit. LIBERAL bullshit.
And he knew just who was behind it: American Studies teacher Leslie Lovett. A teacher, he said, who was already notorious at the school for her “leftist invective.” For instance!
And it wasn’t the first time Lovett had upset his John Edward, Skip said.
He ended the letter by demanding Lovett be fired. Clearly, allowing this ignorant, feminist harpie to stay would be tantamount to flushing the value system of the entire school down the toilet. After all, he warned, it only takes one rotten apple to spoil the bunch.
Speechless? Kinkaid is, too, or at least, they’ve yet to formulate a response. A somewhat befuddled-sounding spokesperson for the school told Daily Intel that that they don’t know how the letter got out, that the teachers at the Kinkaid school are “of the highest caliber,” and that “sometimes, parents get upset about things, and we try to work it out.” Developing.