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
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.

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