publication date: Sunday, December 20, 2009 (part of Round XLI)

category: Government

clue: Defending yourself from attacks by other mayoral candidates is normal, but defending against barbs from a late-night talk show host is not.

explanation: Booker was the mayor of Newark whose September 2009 feud with Conan O'Brien landed him a guest appearance on The Tonight Show. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Scott Horowitz, and Walter Chesser

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Dave Mitzman.

2009 Year in Review This goo was part of 2009 Year in Review. These ordinary people became overnight celebrities, inspiring the headlines that made 2009 memorable.



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