Alberto Gonzales Finally Lands A Job : The Two-Way Controversial figures often have a tough time finding jobs and that's certainly been true for former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales who, as former President George W. Bush's legal point man, drew the ire of many in Congress for appearing to san...
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Alberto Gonzales Finally Lands A Job

Controversial figures often have a tough time finding jobs and that's certainly been true for former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales who, as former President George W. Bush's legal point man, drew the ire of many in Congress for appearing to sanction torture and allow the politicization of the Justice Department.

Alberto Gonzales wiped his eye tears on his last day of work as U.S. attorney general, Friday, Sept. 14, 2007. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais hide caption

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But he finally has landed a university teaching job in his home state of Texas.

As NPR's Ari Shapiro reports:

Alberto Gonzales rocketed to the highest levels of the legal profession.

He was White House counsel during President Bush's first term and Attorney General in the second term.

His name was often mentioned as a possible Supreme Court nominee.

But scandals about torture, domestic spying, and US Attorney firings steadily ate away at Gonzales's reputation.

He eventually resigned amid questions over whether he had lied to Congress under oath.

He remains the subject of ongoing investigations.

Former Attorneys General usually have their pick of legal jobs in the country.

But Gonzales has said it's been hard for him to find work.

The Austin American-Statesman first reported that Gonzales accepted a teaching position at Texas Tech.

A school official confirmed the hire.

Gonzales's family is from Texas.

He is scheduled to teach in the school's political science department.