Common Dreams : President Ricky Perry, Aggie

Ricky Perry, Cadet, 1972…


President Ricky?

Cadet, cheerleader… Aggie



By Common Dreams / The Rag Blog / August 15, 2011

Sure Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin are batshit crazy. But Rick Perry as a brown-shirted cadet and cheerleader at Texas A&M University… whoa!

The Texas Tribune writes:

When Rick Perry arrived at Texas A&M University in 1968, it was at the end of a summer in which Soviet troops crushed the Prague Spring, protesters at the Democratic National Convention were met by a police riot and the United States reeled from the twin assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. With its conservative culture, military tradition and focus on agriculture, few places in the U.S. might have seemed more insulated from the prevailing currents of the age… Perry was elected a yell leader — an esteemed male cheerleader who has traditional responsibilities at major athletic events — and social secretary for his class. And he was exceedingly loyal to the corps, which he credited with giving him the discipline to get an animal sciences degree — his 2.5 grade point average wasn’t high enough to go the veterinary route — and join the Air Force.



…and Ricky Perry, Aggie (with Reveille), 1972. Images from Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University / Texas Tribune / Common Dreams.


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3 Responses to Common Dreams : President Ricky Perry, Aggie

  1. Lee says:

    That shirt looks more green, to me.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Lee;
    During the Army Air Corps days, and during my time in high school ROTC (circa ’62-’65) Officers and Cadet Officers wore “Pinks & Greens” (it was a rather good looking uniform) I will agree, Scary Perry’s shirt is more cow shit green than the Army issue “OD Green”.. But the color, along with the “jackboot” stance) is befitting Perry’s political/theological ideology.. it’s all bullshit!
    Charles.

  3. Alan says:

    The cavalry boots and jodhpurs are certainly a cool look. Where’s his polo pony?

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