Thursday, July 27, 2017
Dear Mr. Scaramucci
I've never met you. I'm glad. But I wish you had met Miss Lucy. She would have looked you in the eye (as she did me on SEVERAL occasions) and informed you that language is the true indicator of intelligence and class. The baser the vocabulary, the lower the intelligence and the lower the class. I just read on-line the publication of The Independent Daily Edition: UK and World News. You rant at the President's chief of staff using vulgarity and yellow journalistic epithets. The humorous comment that follows "I sometimes use colorful language" is perhaps the most blatant example of misrepresentation I have heard. Or so I thought. I went on to read that leaks upset you because you are a Roman Catholic? Huh? (See Miss Lucy's first caveat above!) Had you been in my classroom, Mr. Scaramucci, you would NOT HAVE BEEN in my classroom. I would never allow a student of mine to speak that way. I would never allow a child of mine to speak that way (nor would Miss Lucy!). I would never expect a reasonable adult to speak that way--especially a representative of the President. I know the words. I've used the words. Selectively. In private. When an appropriate audience is present. I would never speak that way in public. You see, I was a communications instructor for 34 years. I understand the power of language and it's ability to heighten or debase the speaker. And I am, above all else, Miss Lucy's son. Shame on you!