By WILL WEISSERT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the first openly gay student body president at his alma mater, Texas A&M University, may have "stolen" the election.
The former Texas governor alleges that the possible advancement of ideals about diversity trumped electoral fairness on campus.
In a Houston Chronicle op-ed, Perry wrote that the election "at best made a mockery of due process and transparency" and at worst "allowed an election to be stolen outright."
A presidential cabinet member, especially one in charge of America's nuclear stockpiles, picking a fight with their university might seem unthinkable politically. But not to those who know Perry best.
He has long been passionate about A&M for decades and long been wary of what he calls political correctness run wild.