Dr. No

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Dr. No may refer to:

James Bond[edit]

  • Dr. No (novel), the 1958 James Bond novel by Ian Fleming
    • Dr. No (film) (1962), the first James Bond film, with Sean Connery in the lead role
    • Dr. No (soundtrack), the film's soundtrack album
    • Dr. Julius No, the title antagonist and villain of the 1958 novel and the 1962 film

Politicians[edit]

Due to the notoriety of the James Bond novel and film, the term "Dr. No" is often used to describe politicians who usually vote against proposals unless they feel a substantial case to vote for it has been made. Some notable politicians who have been given the nickname include:

  • Tom Coburn, a physician and member of the United States Senate from Oklahoma, called "The Senate's Dr. No" by the journalist George Will
  • John Kitzhaber, former Oregon governor and physician who held a state record for vetoing legislation
  • Ian Paisley, the former First Minister of Northern Ireland, whose speeches, commonly objecting strongly to the Anglo-Irish Agreement, earned him the nickname
  • Ron Paul, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas whose medical degree and frequent dissenting votes earned him the nickname
  • Tommy Thompson, former state legislator and Governor of Wisconsin
  • Andries Treurnicht, former Leader of Opposition in South Africa and instrumental in the "no" campaign in the 1992 South African apartheid referendum
  • Joel Wachs, former member of the Los Angeles City Council
  • Dr. No (song), a song by Systems in Blue, totally unrelated to the film or the novel

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