Some Things Never Change

Here I’ve spent a few months working to convince people that Aggies aren’t as dumb as legend has it (not easy work for a University of Texas guy), and here go the Aggies flying the wrong flag. That’s the Chilean flag, not the Texan flag. Obviously, the New York Times will be the first to appreciate what a huge scandal this is for Rick Perry. (h/t Pratt on Texas)

Question: How do you leave an Aggie in suspense?

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