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Barclays Banker Prevails: Son's School Will Be Drag-Show Friendly Zone

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Back in November, former Lehman Brothers head of investment banking/current Barclays employee of the same title Hugh "Skip" McGee wrote a tear-stained letter to his son's boarding school. The Skipper had held his tongue until then, but no longer could he sit by and watch as he flushed thousands of dollars down the toilet each year so the fruit of his loins could have his mind poisoned by the hippies (and what he's pretty sure are lesbians) running that place. In his note, Baby Huey laid out three reasons for his anger:
1. The school made a bunch of high school boys very upset (not just upset, "humiliated") when it wouldn't let them dress in drag for a pep rally.
2. Something about "a gay female coach" (Skip's original draft: "fucking dyke") who favors girl sports.
3. (The pièce de résistance:) History teacher Leslie Lovett, who injects her 'leftist invective' in the curriculum and said mean, hurtful things about investment bankers, particularly those working for Lehman and Barclays, and made Skippy's son cry. Luckily, Skip Jr. wiped his eyes, stood up to Ms. Lovett and said, you are wrong about my dad! He wanted to save Lehman. He wanted to save Lehman so bad!
For all those reasons (and more, which the Skip didn't even want to get into), he called for the dismissal of Upper School Principal Michael Saltman (THIS IS THE PRICK WHO WOULDN'T LET THE DRAG SHOW GO ON), Headmaster Donald North and the teacher, Leslie Lovett. And this week? Success! Kind of! Saltman has "resigned," and the next generation of McGees can wear dresses without worrying some lefty is going to ruin their good time. All members of the Barclays community are invited to meet in the lobby promptly at 3 to celebrate this momentous occasion. Shareholders, come along, too. You're gonna wanna get a load of who's working ya.

From: Don North
Date: January 27, 2010 2:54:17 PM EST
Subject: Kinkaid POLD
Dear Parents:
I write with news about recent decisions by two valued members of
Kinkaid's administrative leadership team.
This week, Upper School Principal Mickey Saltman announced his
decision to retire at the end of the current school year. While I had
hoped Mr. Saltman would return to Kinkaid for the coming school year,
I respect his decision fully. Mickey Saltman has served Kinkaid with
great distinction for twelve years, and his career in
education-first (and always) as a teacher, then as a department
chair, and finally as a principal at two first-rate independent
schools-spans nearly fifty years. At Kinkaid, he has led a superb
faculty with skill, wisdom, and an unwavering commitment to
excellence, and he has served as a wonderful role model for our
Additionally, Cindy Gough recently announced her decision to resign
from her position as Director of Physical Education, Athletics, and
Wellness effective at the end of the current school year. Ms. Gough
has provided strong, energetic, and thoroughly positive leadership to
the school over the last four years, contributing significantly to the
Department and to the school, and all of us are deeply grateful to Ms.
Gough. We will miss her very much, and we wish her well in the future.
I know in the coming weeks and months you will join the Kinkaid Board
of Trustees and my colleagues on the faculty and staff in expressing
thanks to both Cindy Gough and Mickey Saltman for the exceptional
leadership they have provided Kinkaid.
Don North


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