This celebrity goo was created by player Russ Wilhelm.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image, category, and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Russ, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Sunday, April 27, 2008 (part of Round XXXIV)

category: Government

clue: Two abdications allowed this goo to ascend to the highest position.

explanation: Ford became Vice President in 1973 when Spiro T. Agnew resigned. A year later, he became President when Richard Nixon resigned. more…

solved by: Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Walter Chesser, Shawn Brandt, Jim Kraus, and JB Brenner

trivia: Russ wanted to goo Ford for over a year before settling on this clue. Incorrect guesses included Jimmy Carter, John McCain, Charles Emmanuel, David Paterson, Alexander I of Verennes, Norodom Sihanouk, and Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

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