Today as Governor Rick Perry took the stage at his much vaunted foray into government sponsored religion, an event that drew about 20,000 to
’s Reliant Stadium, we all got to view the governor’s academic record when he attended Texas A&M in the late sixties to early seventies. Houston
You can see it online here courtesy of the Huffington Post.
So it appears that Rick Perry, the longest serving governor of
, squeaked by in his 4 years at A&M with something like a 2.6 GPA in his major- Animal Science. Texas
Not a real brainiac, it looks like.
Now I’m not being overly judgmental – my own undergraduate record is nothing to crow about – but culturally speaking, Rick Perry’s academic record fits well in anti-intellectual
. So I can see how getting a C in College Physics might just qualify Perry as a bona fide Texas good ol’ boy, but how do you go about getting a C in Gym? Texas
And yes, Barack Obama was the Editor of the Harvard Law Review so we have a peek at his academic record without actually seeing any transcripts except the one that was posted online in jest. But I am willing to bet that on a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 is a true genius and 1 is – well – Rick Perry, we have a President who makes rocket scientists look like 7s.