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Bob Graham

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U.S. Senator

The Resume

    (November 9, 1936-April 16, 2024)
    Son of a Florida state senator and a schoolteacher
    Youngest of four children
    Elected Florida State Representative (1966-1970)
    Florida State Senator (1970-1978)
    Governor of Florida (1978-1986)
    US Senator (January 3, 1987-January 3, 2005)
    Sought the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination
    Favored the death penalty

Why he might be annoying:

    He voted several times against tax cuts and in favor of increased spending.
    He supported unlimited trade relations with China despite egregious human rights abuses and voted against trade sanctions for China if it sells weapons.
    He voted to set aside 10% of highway funds for minorities and women (sounds a bit weird, doesn't it?).
    He supported affirmative action.
    He opposed the invasion of Iraq.
    He voted against most military appropriations such as missile defense and a pay raise for soldiers.
    Despite the high percentage of crimes involving drugs, he voted against increasing penalties for those convicted of drug offenses.
    While claiming to be a moderate, he rarely does anything Republicans agree with.
    He voted in favor of bombing Kosovo but not invading Iraq (might have to do with which President's idea it was...)
    His journal entries are bizarrely mundane: '7:15 -- 8:05 -- Kitchen -- brew coffee -- prepare and drink breakfast, chocolate Slim Fast.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He believed abortion is a woman's right.
    He called for an end to pro-Confederacy extremism.
    He supported attempts to reduce US dependence on foreign oil.

Credit: Wang


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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 41 Votes: 82.93% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 137 Votes: 54.01% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 18 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 38 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 73 Votes: 53.42% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 19 Votes: 68.42% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 76 Votes: 77.63% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 70 Votes: 67.14% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 49 Votes: 73.47% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 203 Votes: 43.84% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 225 Votes: 72.44% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 192 Votes: 64.58% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 616 Votes: 46.43% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 874 Votes: 47.48% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1626 Votes: 55.23% Annoying