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Charlie Wilson

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U.S. Congressman

The Resume

    (June 1, 1933-February 10, 2010)
    Born in Trinity, Texas
    Representative from the 2nd district in Texas (1973-97)
    Portrayed by Tom Hanks in the film 'Charlie Wilson's War' (2007)

Why he might be annoying:

    He graduated eighth from the bottom of his class at Annapolis.
    His drinking and womanizing earned him the nickname 'Good Time Charlie.'
    Asked why he only hired good-looking women as staffers, he replied, 'You can teach em to type, but you can't teach em to grow tits.'
    He was busted for hit and run driving (1984).

Why he might not be annoying:

    Despite his cartoonishly macho image, he was well-read and an effective legislator.
    He played a key role in securing funding for Afghan rebels fighting the Soviet army.
    After the Soviet defeat, he lobbied for money to rebuild Afghanistan, but was rebuffed by Congress.
    During a scandal involving showgirls and allegations of cocaine use (1984), he declared, 'I won't blame booze and I won't suddenly find Jesus.'

Credit: C. Fishel

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 15 Votes: 73.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 46 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 72 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 65 Votes: 55.38% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 179 Votes: 70.39% Annoying