Saturday, August 06, 2011

A C in Gym?

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 Houston’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.

You can see it online here courtesy of the Huffington Post.

So it appears that Rick Perry, the longest serving governor of Texas, squeaked by in his 4 years at A&M with something like a 2.6 GPA in his major- Animal Science.

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 Texas. 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?

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.


Gail said...


Gail said...

Rick is a good looking air head

Gail said...

Rick is a good looking air ball

JJR said...

Well, he was a Yell Leader, which is Aggiespeak for "cheerleader", same gig GWB had at Yale.