Late Night Open Thread: Rice University Marching Band Makes Fun of Governor GoodhairPosted: September 5, 2011
Via Raw Story, It seems that Rice University students, who tend to be heavily focused on their studies tend to look down on those who attend Texas A&M, like Governor Rick Perry.
Now Rice’s Marching Owl Band has taken a shot of their own at Perry’s intelligence, telling a stadium full of cheering spectators, “The next time you go to the polls, ask yourself, ‘Is your candidate smarter than an Aggie?’”
(See the video above.)
Just how dumb is Rick Perry? HuffPo has published his college transcript as a public service.
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.
Perry also did poorly on classes within his animal science major. In fall semester 1970, he received a D in veterinary anatomy, a F in a second course on organic chemistry and a C in animal breeding. He did get an A in world military systems and “Improv. of Learning” — his only two As while at A&M.
“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.”
Here’s the transcript:
Perry made up for his poor academic performance by being so popular that the was elected cheerleader two times. Apparently that’s a huge honor at Texas Aggie.