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Rick Perry's College Transcript Has A Whole Lot Of C's And D's

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Rick Perry Was Bad In School

Rick Perry wants to treat the public university system in Texas like a business.

You know, rank professors on how profitable they are to the school, give out bonuses based on anonymous student evaluations. Treat students like "customers." That kind of thing.

Doesn't sound great, right? Especially when tuition inflation is basically out of control. So why does he want to do things like this? Why the deep seeded hostility for good teachers that could get ruined by obnoxious students who decided to slack in class and do evaluations based on their earned grades?

Probably because he wasn't the best student either. Or a very good student. Actually, he just got a bunch of C's and D's.

A source in Texas passed 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.

But wait, things were just tough, right?

"A&M wasn't exactly Harvard on the Brazos River. This was not the brightest guy around. We always kind of laughed. He was always kind of a joke."

Oh, well, regardless of that, that's not exactly the kind of guy we should want in charge of a nation's economy anyway.

Looks like C is for get a Clue and D is for Drop out of this race!

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38 comments to “Rick Perry's College Transcript Has A Whole Lot Of C's And D's”

  1. 1

    So, school grades do not always indicate how smart someone is. I know a lot of successful smart people who did really poorly in school. I know a really smart engineer who was just bored in school and didn't pay much attention in class. Now he's one of the top programmers in the country.

    It's one thing if people don't complete school if they're lazy… it's another if they dont' complete it because they want to go accomplish bigger and greater things.

  2. 2

    I don't recall Obama ever releasing his grades. What are Obama's grades in college?

  3. 3

    And Obama was a "community organizer". So what.

  4. 4

    Donny Trump's rich Daddy got the ball rolling for him. God I hate that obnoxious f*ck!

  5. 5

    I really hope this man doesn't become Pres.

    The world/usa have enough problems as is, this would just make everything much worst lul.

  6. 6

    Will you PLEASE stay away from politics? You cherry pick stories you like about people you don't like. You end up giving credibility to idiots and hurting those who may actually know why Perry would be a bad leader! Jezz Mario either get in the game and outsource these posts to someone who cares to research and provide credible analysis or just move on and stick to the brain candy you built your bank account off of.

  7. 7

    So now you're interested in someone's resume?
    BHO's school records? Accomplishments?
    Rick Perry became a C-130 pilot in the Air Force.
    He didn't get that on the Affirmative Action plan.
    What's the difference.
    You'd still vote in the Marxist, America-hating dictator that hides everything.

  8. 8

    God bless President Obama for putting up with the America hating fascist Republican party. He will win next year.

  9. 9

    Very annoyed! One- This story is old. Two- I may not like Perry either, but at least he doesn't hide things and people actually know who he is. Three- I wrote you a letter before the last election asking you not to post things like this, pretty sure I was not the only one. You are 1 opinion and so am I, but not everyone who reads your site reads the actual news, so they never form their own opinions about who they want to vote for. So please leave the politics off your site, or at least be fair. Thanks! -Very frustrated fan

  10. 10

    I'm so glad I have Perez and his sparkling drama degree to teach me everything I need to know about politics.

  11. 11

    You know, I am definitely NOT the biggest fan of Rick Perry…but public universities ARE a business and should be conducted as such. We are customers and when we are faced with unfit professors and schools waste money on unnecessary projects…quite frankly, we are getting short-changed as students. Basing professor positions on "profitability" could mean putting the most profitable (i.e. the best person for the job) in place. I personally can tell you that I have NOT taken classes based off of their ratemyprofessor.com rating, which makes them LESS PROFITABLE. We the students are paying tons for our educations and are getting ourselves into loads of debt…so yes, Id like to see schools take on the qualities of a well-run business. I don't think that means a raise in tuition prices either…

  12. 12

    P.S. having a degree in politics and getting good grades do not a good politician make…not necessarily defending Perry, but it takes a lot of experience and knowledge of many other subjects -history, ECONOMICS, etc.- to be a good politician…not just A's. Knowing political theory does not mean you will be a great politician in practice.

  13. 13

    Re: maggie2006 – Who gives a squirt of piss about what YOU want PEREZ to post on HIS site?
    If you don't like the political stuff, don't read it. If you don't like HIS website, don't log on. Why is it HIS responsibility to educate lazy ass idiots who don't care enough about the weight of their vote to actually know the issues and the participants?
    What a load of horseshit.

  14. 14

    Well, at least he doesn't have his transcripts SEALED and unavailable to the public! Who the hell even knows if Barack Obama graduated?!?!?!

  15. 15

    I'm still waiting for Obama to release his college and law school grades.

  16. 16

    BHO doesn't need to be popular.
    His work has already been done.
    Food and energy prices are rising, the value of the dollar has been undermined, unemployment is rising, and the values of homes and stock portfolios are sinking, all thanks to His policies.
    On the foreign policy front, the Islamofascists control two or three more countries than they did when He took office, Iran is closer to having its nuke.
    The chess pieces are in place for destruction of the US economy and its place in the world as a defender of liberty.
    None of His policies can be reversed until after the 2012 election, and some actions are irreversible.
    All BHO has to do now is wait for the consequences of his malfeasance.
    As an anti-American totalitarian revolutionary, he's about to become a great success.
    Well, we certainly know what boston61 is all about wanting more of this for America.
    How sad to hate this country. You people need to live in a military/religious state.
    The cavalry is coming, and Rick’s leading the charge.
    He's a little Liberal for me, but he loves this country. How refreshing.
    Run, Sarah, Run

  17. 17

    He hates the feedoms of America. Anyone who supports him also hates the freedoms of America.

  18. 18

    Re: Not my gumdrop buttons!

    And you are a cun*t.

  19. 19

    Lets talk about the importance of our president making good grades when our current president finally releases his. Oh, yeah and I'm a racist because I said that because anyone who questions Obama does not have a differnece of opinon, they are racist right?? So tired of this bull!

  20. 20

    and Obama is village IDIOT !

  21. 21

    I'm pretty sure a lot of people would be out of very prestigious careers if we had a look at their grades….i'm not supporting this guy, but it seems a little unfair to judge someone on something that isn't necessarily an indicator of intelligence.

  22. 22

    Re: prancer – Yeah because if Obama released his records everyone would find out he wasn't born in the US. Obama is ruining this country. And if we want to talk about grades if I recall correctly weren't Kerry's grades really bad too.

  23. 23

    Re: angieintenn – You got 2/3 things right there.

  24. 24

    But with the economy tanking (the Dow was down big again), Obama's time is coming to an end. With Perry up seven points, he'll likely be the next president. And that means no more gay marriage. Tough luck Mario.

  25. 25

    Seems better than ALGORE's (manbearpig) science grades in college.Google image ALGORE Dunce. the guy is a moron

  26. 26

    The big oil companies thank you morons for supporting their endless tax loopholes.

  27. 27

    Re: luvs2tango – You are aware that Obama graduated from Harvard Law School, Magna Cum Laude, right? Even if he did get in based on affirmative action(a completely baseless claim that you're making based on his race) it wouldn't matter because he graduated in the top ranks of his class. Perry isn't very bright. Deal.

  28. 28

    Re: Not my gumdrop buttons! – Community organizer is a bad thing now? lol
    That's like saying "And Obama was a philanthropist, so what!" lol, Obama was also a College Law Professor. Perry could learn a thing or two from Obama.

  29. 29

    Re: Camycam
    So, how do you know BHO graduated Magna Cum Laude?
    No one has seen his grades.
    BHO being the brilliant Harvard graduate, can't be too smart, driving our country over the cliff.

  30. 30

    Re: Camycam – yeah, it is a bad thing when you haven't actually managed anything of considerable size or importance.

  31. 31

    The very idea that someone who got D's in economics standing up at a podium, running for President of the United States, and pretending that he has a fucking CLUE how to fix our economy is beyond absurd. But then again, right-wingers celebrate stupidity, so it's no surprise he's the GOP front-runner. They're most popular leaders and spokespeople have a combined IQ of less than 100.

  32. 32

    I don't need to see Perry's grade to be convinced that he is an idiot.
    This past spring, Perry cut public education spending in Texas and thousands of teachers lost their jobs. I don't understand wear he stands on education if he comes up with such an antithesis of legislations.
    Texas is already one of the states with the highest drop out rate and teenage pregnancy, dumb move Perry.

  33. 33

    Perez, this was 40 years ago and before he even planed on getting into politics. He has freely admitted that he didn't study and was really only interested in partying and cutting up with his friends. A lot a gone on since then. It was a very long time ago. I'm still not all that crazy about him, though.

  34. 34

    Re: boston61 – No he won't. Many of his supporters and people who voted for him are completely disenchanted. I voted for him for three reasons: (1) get us out of 2 wars, (2) create a national health care system, so that every American will have health insurance, whether or not they are employed, and (3) take Wallstreet to task, and make them pay for the irresponsible way they treated "other people's money".
    What a joke!
    We are in 3 wars!
    Obama caved to the Insurance companies, and gave them everything that they wanted, to hell with the "public"!
    And Wallstreet, well they were bailed out, with NO STRINGS attached! Goldman Sachs had the audacity to give huge bonuses to their employees at the same time that they were bailed out with taxpayer money. Shameless greed! And Obama is a wimp!

  35. 35

    Yeah he's stupid. Thats why Texas holds what like 47% of the American economy by its self. Get over yourself Perez. What were your grades in College? Or did you even go?

  36. Laura says – reply to this


    well he's got God and country, so who cares what his grades were. Besides, George W has a BA from Yale and a Masters from Harvard but I don't think he knows what 6 plus 6 is. So yea, grades don't really indicate whether you'll be a good political leader or not, I think humanility would be a better unit of analysis.

  37. 37

    Mario, bashing all the republican candidates will NOT MAKE OBAMA WIN. :)

  38. 38

    I am not a Rick Perry fan in the slightest, but it's a very catty activity for the country to hound a public office candidate over the grades he/she received in school. There are a lot of brilliant people who get bored with various classes or the educational system, in general. While I'm fairly sure Rick Perry is not brilliant in any way, I do think that we need to learn to not hold people to their past mistakes. Some people crack under the pressure from all the grown-up changes happening in their lives during college. Others just happen to be in college when tragedy strikes, and their grades suffer for it. Low grades don't necessarily mean that a person *must* have a lower intellectual capacity, nor do they mean that a person who may have once been lazy will never turn his/her life around and become extremely hard-working and reliable. A few of the people who habitually received terrific grades in college with me were also people who had difficult personalities and a poor understanding of professionalism.