One of the things I like about Texas is their sense of humor. So it is only natural that they would be making lots of fun of governor Rick Perry, who is leading in the Republican race for president.
The most common joke I hear is that Perry is the candidate for those people who think Dubya was too intellectual. Indeed, while Dubya went to Yale, Perry attended Texas A&M (an agricultural college) and graduated with a degree in animal sciences with a GPA of 2.4. Both were cheerleaders before they became governor. A classmate of Perry’s remembers “This was not the brightest guy around. We always kind of laughed. He was always kind of a joke.”
But the ribbing entered a new dimension when the Rice University Marching Owl Band (MOB) did a halftime show where they asked “The next time you go to the polls, ask yourself, ‘Is your candidate smarter than an Aggie?’”
And last, but not least, here is a skit from a school district in North Texas, singing a song for Perry to the tune of the famous Hee-Haw song, but with the chorus “Where, Rick Perry, are you tonight? Why did you leave us here all alone? You promised us funding for all Texas children; then you heard ‘White House’ and — pfft — you were gone.”
UPDATE: Does Perry feel like a Christian Scientist with appendicitis? Speaking of heat, it turns out that with the worst wildfires in history destroying millions of acres and thousands of homes in Texas, Perry previously severely cut the budget for the state agencies that fight wildfires. So yet another Tea Party candidate who believes that the federal government is the problem, is suddenly looking to federal disaster funds as the answer.