Rick Perry Got a C in Gym

By
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 18:  Texas governor Rick Perry signs copies of his book "Fed Up" during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2011 Republican Leadership Conference features keynote addresses from most of the major republican candidates for president as well as numerous republican leaders from across the country.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 18: Texas governor Rick Perry signs copies of his book "Fed Up" during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2011 Republican Leadership Conference features keynote addresses from most of the major republican candidates for president as well as numerous republican leaders from across the country. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Photo: Justin Sullivan/2011 Getty Images

If there's anything that Rick Perry doesn't need as he prepares to embark on a campaign for the White House, it's more similarities to George W. Bush, his fellow cowboyish Texas governor. But here's another one: Like Bush (and, it merits pointing out, many other presidential nominees through the years, including Al Gore and John Kerry), Perry was a pretty mediocre student in college. The Huffington Post was lucky enough to get its hands on a copy of Perry's transcript from Texas A&M University, and it's hardly flattering.

Throughout his entire college tenure, he received just two A's, and most of his grades were C's and B's. Some highlights: He received C in U.S. History, a D in principles of economics, a D in Shakespeare, an F in organic chemistry and a C in, um, animal breeding. "This was not the brightest guy around," a former classmate says. "We always kind of laughed. He was always kind of a joke."

The best part of the transcript, though, is that Perry only managed to get a C in gym. Gym. What did he do, eat the dodgeball?

Rick Perry's College Transcript: A Lot Of Cs and Ds [HuffPo]