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Are Rick Perry’s College Grades Important, or just funny?

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These kinds of things might not be important. Well, maybe they are, maybe they aren’t. They are at least worth noting, and worth a chuckle, and provide fodder for bloggers to bandy about on the world wide webs.

Huffington Post, the pillar of investigative journalism, has found themselves in possession  of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s transcript from the University of Texas, A&M. Now. Grades are just one way that students’ time at a university should be judged. There are many reasons that individuals do not succeed in college. But in a lack of fairness, I’m going to narrow the options for Rick Perry to either 1) he doesn’t give a shit about his education or 2) he is just really stupid. Or he was just to busy being a Yell Leader.

But it must be said, the Governor of Texas got a C in gym. GYM!
Says Huff Po:

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.

Is this cool, Texas? I know that things operate differently in Texas than everywhere else in the universe, so I’m really asking. I can understand not minding if he failed O-Chem, but a C in Gym in the most tough-guy state in the Union? Grades like this make the former Texas Governor/President  look downright Obama-like in his studies. A D in Shakespeare is unacceptable, but seriously Rick Perry, Why did you take Shakespeare in the first place? An F in Organic Chemistry? I hope you never actually worked in animal science.

So, question: Do you want a Governor (who wants to be President, People) who got a C in U.S. History, a D in Principles of Economics, and an A in World Military Systems? That sounds terrifying.

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Written by Christopher ZF

August 5, 2011 at 14:02

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