It looks like people didn't appreciate the ABA naming Gonzales Lawyer of the Year, even if they did try to associate it with Time naming Hitler Person of the Year:
The ABA Journal posted an article titled “Lawyers of the Year 2007 & 2008” on ABA Journal.com, on Dec. 12, 2007. The article defined that term as the year’s biggest legal newsmaker, identifying former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as the major newsmaker of 2007. The Journal regrets that we did not make this theme clear.
We appreciate the feedback we’ve received, and we’re acting on it. So that there can be no confusion, the term “Lawyers of the Year” has been changed in the headline and story to “Newsmakers of the Year.” The story is otherwise unchanged from its original version.
By reading the ABA's statement, it appears a lot of attorneys around the country didn't appreciate that title going to Gonzo. I can't say I really blame them for being upset over it - the lawyers I know don't like to even associate Gonzales as being in the same profession as them.