Via HuffPo, of course. Not only did he get C’s and D’s, he got a C in, er, gym and a D in … economics. Think that’ll give swing voters pause if/when they’re weighing Texas’s record of job creation against the economic magic of Hopenchange?
One reason that might explain his hostility toward [Texas's public university] system: He didn’t do very well in it. A source in Texas passed The Huffington Post Perry’s transcripts from his years at Texas A&M University. The future politician did not distinguish himself much in the classroom. While he later became a student leader, he had to get out of academic probation to do so. He rarely earned anything above a C in his courses — earning a C in U.S. History, a D in Shakespeare, and a D in the principles of economics. Perry got a C in gym…
“A&M wasn’t exactly Harvard on the Brazos River,” recalled a Perry classmate in an interview with The Huffington Post. “This was not the brightest guy around. We always kind of laughed. He was always kind of a joke.”
Follow the first link up top for his transcript; when HuffPo speculates about his “hostility” to the state’s university system, they’re referring to his attempt to make it more efficient and profitable. What else could be driving an initiative as nefarious as that except a grudge?
Meanwhile, Richard Milhous Obama, whom liberals and Joe Bite Me say is so intelligent, keeps his college records under lock and key. (Paging Donald Trump)
And let me say, to Perry's classmate who derided Texas A&M. I might be a Texas Longhorn at heart, but A&M is a fine, world class campus with a distinguished alumni. I'd put an Aggie up against a Harvard snob any day of the week.
Rick Perry might have gotten a "C" in gym, but surveys show he's gotten an "A" when it comes to job creation in Texas. I'm pretty sure he also knows there's 50, not 57, states in America.