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Bill Richardson

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U.S. Governor

The Resume

    (November 15, 1947- )
    Born in Pasadena, California
    US Representative from New Mexico (1983-97)
    US ambassador to the United Nations (1997-98)
    Secretary of Energy (1998-2001)
    Governor of New Mexico (January 1, 2003-January 1, 2011)
    Candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination

Why he might be annoying:

    At the request of the Clinton White House, he offered Monica Lewinsky a job on his staff at the UN.
    His evasive responses to a Senate committee investigating an espionage scandal in the Department of Energy prompted Robert Byrd to scold him. Byrd said: 'You've shown a contempt of Congress that borders on supreme arrogance.'
    He coaxed the New Mexico legislature to buy a $5.5 million jet with leather seats and a wet bar for the governor's use.
    In presidential campaign speeches, he said, 'I'm not going to say much about the Congress, except I have a real job, I do things.' (If he feels that way about Congress, why did he spend 14 years there?)

Why he might not be annoying:

    He's been married to his wife Barbara for over 30 years.
    He negotiated the release of American hostages in Iraq (1995) and the Sudan (2006).
    After he signed a bill to legalize medical marijuana in New Mexico, he was asked if it would hurt his presidential bid. He responded that it did not matter since it was 'the right thing to do.'
    He announced he would run for president on the Daily Show (March 28, 2007)

Credit: C. Fishel

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 89 Votes: 44.94% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 23 Votes: 60.87% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 108 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 170 Votes: 53.53% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 298 Votes: 56.38% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 50 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 69 Votes: 57.97% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 250 Votes: 57.60% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 46 Votes: 63.04% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 273 Votes: 81.32% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 145 Votes: 77.93% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 87 Votes: 67.82% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 536 Votes: 70.52% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 2487 Votes: 46.40% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 799 Votes: 44.31% Annoying