In case you missed it, the Huffington Post got a hold of Rick Perry's college transcript last week, and released his none too impressive academic record.
The Huffington Post published a copy of Rick Perry’s college transcript today — and it's fair to say the governor barely made the grade.
Perry originally attended Texas A&M University to pursue a pre-veterinary major but switched to animal sciences, reportedly because of his low GPA. In his freshman and sophomore year, Perry struggled with core science classes, earning D’s in several organic chemistry classes and C’s in general chemistry and physics.
But after Perry switched his major at the beginning of his fall semester in 1970, his grades didn’t improve. Perry got a C in Reproduction in Farm Animals, a C in genetics, a D in Feeds & Feeding, a C in Sheep & Angora Goat Production and two C’s in animal breeding classes.
Many of Perry’s other classes involved military education. Perry has previously credited his time in the A&M Corps of Cadets with giving him the necessary discipline to complete school.
Combine this with his prayer rally that took place yesterday, and you have a perfect set of lefty talking points: not only is Rick Perry not smart enough for office, but he's a scary Christian, too! AllahPundit summarizes it well:
Needless to say, this is a bit of early meme-building by the left in case Perry catches fire and emerges from the field. Obama needs something to run on next year, and by “something” I mean “anything but his record.” As one Democratic pollster told the LA Times, “It’s not going to be 2008 ‘Yes, we can’ anymore. I think it’s going to be slash-and-burn.” What you’re seeing here is a partial preview of their two-pronged line of attack if Perry wins the nomination: One, he's a religious fanatic, and two, he’s a dumb hick. In other words, he’s what the left always thought Bush was but even more so. And of course he’s a terrorist, but that goes without saying.
Of course, HuffPo isn't interested in applying the same level of scutiny to our president's academic record. Behold:
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