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George F. Will

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The Resume

    (May 4, 1941- )
    Resides in Washington, D.C.
    Writes for 'Newsweek'
    Pundit on ABC News
    Former Washington editor of 'The National Review'
    Former aide to Ronald Reagan
    Wrote 'The Pursuit of Happiness and Other Sobering Thoughts (1978),' 'The Pursuit of Virtue (1982),' 'The Morning After: American Successes and Excesses (1986),' 'Suddenly: The American Idea Abroad and At Home (1990),' 'The Leveling Wind (1994),' 'The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America's Fabric (1997)' and 'With a Happy Eye But . . . America and the World (2002)'

Why he might be annoying:

    He is a bow-tie-wearing fancy-pants.
    He has snobbish tastes and a prissy manner.
    He dismisses ordinary Americans as 'vulgarians.'
    He goes on and on about how horrible television is.
    He paints the Republican Party as the home of the intellectual and cultural elite - exactly the opposite of the 'common man' approach taken by George W. Bush (and many others).
    His official biography suggests that 'he may be the most influential writer in America.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is a clear, readable writer.
    He won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary (1977).
    He is knowledgeable about many various subjects.
    He loves baseball.
    He is passionate about his beliefs.
    Like most politically engaged people, he truly loves his country (at least, his version of it).

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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 37 Votes: 70.27% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 76 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 124 Votes: 52.42% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 34 Votes: 55.88% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 66 Votes: 48.48% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 68 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 74 Votes: 60.81% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 94 Votes: 58.51% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 267 Votes: 75.66% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 223 Votes: 72.20% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 420 Votes: 69.76% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 335 Votes: 70.15% Annoying