Rice University (in Houston, Texas for those who may not know) traveled to Austin yesterday to take on the University of Texas in football. The Rice Owls lost to the Texas Longhorns by a score of 34-9… not an unexpected outcome.
The highlight of the game came at halftime. The Rice University marching band was on the field. They had formed themselves into an outline of the state of Texas. The announcer came on the public address system… “Simon says touch your ear. Simon says jump up and down. Now run for president. The next time you go to the polls, ask yourself, ‘Is your candidate smarter than an Aggie?'”
You see, Rice University and Texas A&M (from whence Rick Perry graduated in 1972 with a grade point average of 2.4 and a degree in animal science) have never been particularly fond of one another. The more academic-minded students at Rice typically look down their noses at A&M’s “Aggies.”
Here’s the video…
When asked recently what differentiated him from George W. Bush, Mr. Perry replied “President Bush went to Yale and I went to A&M.” Both were C students at best.