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Colin Powell

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U.S. Secretary of State

The Resume

    (April 5, 1937-October 18, 2021)
    65th U.S. Secretary of State (2001-04)
    Wrote 'My American Journey' (1995)
    Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93)
    Resigned as Secretary of State (November 15, 2004)

Why he might be annoying:

    He spearheaded the U.S. invasion into Panama (1989).
    He wants to weaken many social programs of the U.S. government.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is the first African American Secretary of State (2001).
    He said 'most people would agree that, at a minimum, a civil society is one whose members care about each other and about the well-being of the community as a whole' (1997).
    His favorite cause is America's Promise, concerned about mentoring youngsters to a decent lifestyle.
    He ranked #56 in Forbes Power List (2000).

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 257 Votes: 52.92% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 246 Votes: 56.10% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 139 Votes: 48.92% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 149 Votes: 48.32% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 168 Votes: 52.98% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 209 Votes: 58.85% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 30 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 254 Votes: 48.43% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 158 Votes: 37.97% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 149 Votes: 52.35% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 132 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 298 Votes: 61.41% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 383 Votes: 56.92% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 423 Votes: 41.84% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 796 Votes: 43.84% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 626 Votes: 63.42% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 546 Votes: 62.27% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 1811 Votes: 59.03% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1769 Votes: 45.22% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2639 Votes: 46.91% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 9881 Votes: 62.99% Annoying