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Jody Powell
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    (September 30, 1943-September 14, 2009)
    Born in Cordele, Georgia
    Birth name was Joseph Lester Powell, Jr.
    White House Press Secretary for President Jimmy Carter (1977-81)
    Los Angeles Times columnist (1982-87)
    He was expelled from the US Air Force Academy his senior year for cheating.
    He and fellow Carter aide Hamilton Jordan posed for the cover of Rolling Stone as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; it was the magazine's worst-selling issue of the 1970s.
    For some reason, he thought it would be a good idea to tell an AP reporter about the President getting attacked by a killer rabbit (1979).
    A longtime chain smoker, he became a flak for the tobacco industry.
    He started as a driver/gofer during Carter's campaign for governor of Georgia (1970).
    Carter said, 'Jody knows me better than anyone else except my wife.'
    He lent his voice to the Ken Burns documentaries 'The Civil War' and 'Baseball.'
    He bipartisanly formed the PR firm Powell Tate with Nancy Reagan's former press secretary, Shelia Tate (1991).

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 27.27% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 23 Votes: 60.87% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 30 Votes: 86.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 19 Votes: 68.42% Annoying
 
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