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Alberto Gonzales

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U.S. Attorney General

The Resume

    (August 4, 1955- )
    Raised in Houston
    Private practice attorney with the firm Vinson and Elkins (1982-1994)
    Texas Secretary of State (1997-1999)
    Served on the Texas Supreme Court (1999-2001)
    White House Counsel under the Bush administration (2001-2005)
    United States Attorney General (February 3, 2005- )

Why he might be annoying:

    He is divorced.
    He supports affirmative action.
    He is opposed to clemency.
    Before the 2000 election, he tried to keep George W. Bush's 1976 DUI a secret.
    For a re-election campaign, Enron gave him $6,500 in contributions (2000).
    He stated that the U.S. has the right to detain terrorism suspects indefinitely without formal charges.
    He argued that the Geneva Convention rules of how to treat P.O.W.s do not apply to captured terrorist fighters (2002).
    He approved a memorandum stating laws outlawing torture 'do not apply to the president's detention and interrogation of enemy combatants' (2002).
    He allegedly approved a measure to have U.S. detainees taken to countries that allow torture, in order to extract information from them.

Why he might not be annoying:

    His parents were poor Mexican immigrants.
    He served in the U.S. Air Force (1973-1975).
    He earned a law degree from Harvard University (1982).
    He was named Latino Lawyer of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association (1999).
    He replaced John Ashcroft as Attorney General (2005).
    He removed the drapes covering the body parts of the Statue of Justice that former attorney general John Ashcroft put on them.
    He is the highest ranking Hispanic in the history of U.S. politics.

Credit: Ratman

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 23 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 45 Votes: 42.22% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 55 Votes: 49.09% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 14 Votes: 21.43% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 66 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 34 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 27 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 155 Votes: 51.61% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 145 Votes: 47.59% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 287 Votes: 51.92% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 305 Votes: 74.43% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 579 Votes: 71.33% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 460 Votes: 71.09% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 535 Votes: 63.18% Annoying