Spike.com's Danny Gallagher has a pretty right-on observation over here…
If you want your movie to have a villain that the audience will instantly despise, just make them one of three things: a Nazi, a snooty restaurant maître d', or an employee of the government.
It's true; I don't know why. There's just something inherently unlikable about bureaucrats. Maybe it's all their bureaucracy.
If you're not buying it, just check out this list of The Top 10 Biggest Government Jerks in Cinema History.