WATCH: Rick Perry’s Texas Aggie Yell [Cartoon]

Editors’ note: Mother Jones illustrator Zina Saunders creates editorial animations riffing on the political news and current events of the week. In this week’s animation, new GOP contender Gov. Rick Perry sings to us of his college days, when he was an Aggie Yell Leader at Texas A&M. As always, that’s Saunders doing the voice. Here are six stories you must read about Rick Perry.

Read the yell’s transcript:

In Economics I got a D,
But that don’t mean a lil’ ol’ thing to me,
I know enough to fix our whole economy,
And kick the commie ass of Ben Bernanke!

In US History I got C,
But that don’t mean a lil’ ol’ thing to me,
Who cares about those facts and dates they try to teach,
When I can make ’em up to fit the things I preach!

In Chemistry I got an F and C,
But that don’t mean a lil’ ol’ thing to me,
Evolution’s just a bunch a heresy,
If they had taught creationism I woulda got a B!

My transcript’s got a lotta Cs and Ds,
But that don’t mean a lil’ ol’ thing to me,
Who needs a big ol’ brain in charge of our country,
Wouldn’t y’all rather have a good ol’ boy like me? Boy like me? Boy, oh boy, oh boy, like me?

 

And here’s Rick Perry’s actual college transcript:

Rick Perry’s Texas A&M Transcript

SIX TRUTHS

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Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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