Rick Perry Was a C Student Huffington Post grabs his college transcripts By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Aug 5, 2011 3:40 PM CDT 208 comments Comments Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Getty Images) (Newser) – Rick Perry’s not even in the presidential race yet, but it looks like someone’s already doing opposition research. An unnamed source passed Perry’s Texas A&M transcripts to the Huffington Post, and the details ain’t pretty: Perry received mostly Cs and Ds, including a C in US history and a D in principles of economics. At one point, he was even put on academic probation. “A&M wasn't exactly Harvard on the Brazos River,” one anonymous classmate adds. “This was not the brightest guy around. We always kind of laughed. He was always kind of a joke.” To be fair, however, Perry did eventually become a student leader at the school, and a spokesperson recently remarked that his tenure there “helped shape who he is today.” Click for a link to the transcripts.