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Ted Sorensen

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The Resume

    (May 8, 1928-October 31, 2010)
    Born in Lincoln, Nebraska
    Speech writer and counsel for former President John Kennedy
    Member of the Council for Foreign Relations
    Graduate of the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska law school

Why he might be annoying:

    He ghostwrote JFK's 'Profiles in Courage' which won Kennedy the Pulitzer Prize and Kennedy's inaugural address, 'Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.'
    He has tirelessly promoted the Kennedy 'Camelot' legend and his in role in it.
    Jacqueline Kennedy couldn't stand him.
    He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination of Senator from New York (1970).
    Jimmy Carter chose him to be CIA director, but his nomination was withdrawn before the Senate could vote (1977).
    He managed the disastrous 1984 Gary Hart presidential campaign

Why he might not be annoying:

    His mother suffered from mental illness while he was growing up.
    He was #1 in his law school class.
    He advised President Kennedy on the successful and peaceful resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
    The Kevin Costner character in the movie 'Thirteen Days' was based on him.
    He wrote 'Kennedy,' the first in-depth, inside look at the Kennedy presidency in 1965.
    After the Kennedy presidency, he joined a law firm in New York and cleaned up.
    He's loyal!

Credit: tom_jeffords

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 32 Votes: 53.12% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 162 Votes: 68.52% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying