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Alberto Gonzales Inspires Students to "Dream Big" and Hope to Meet "the Next George W. Bush" One Day

"You never know when the next George W. Bush is going to come along and give you a once in a lifetime opportunity like he gave me."

After months without finding work, former attorney general Alberto Gonzales landed a teaching job at Texas Tech University earlier this year, where he is now leading a political science class on the Executive Branch. When Gonzales' hiring was announced, Texas Tech chancellor Kent Hance said that the former Bush appointee would "help Texas Tech and ASU prepare our students for success and to be future leaders in the State of Texas and beyond." In an interview with the Daily Toreador, Gonzales gave an example of some of the inspirational wisdom he is providing to his students:

Gonzales said he wants to encourage Tech students to have high aspirations but to realize that success doesn't come overnight.

"Dream big but be patient," he said. "You never know when the next George W. Bush is going to come along and give you a once in a lifetime opportunity like he gave me, but you have to be patient."

Matt Corley is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.
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