publication date: Thursday, May 19, 2005 (part of Round XXV)

category: Government

clue: Amid turmoil, this Bush-approved politician became the first elected leader in his nation's history.

explanation: Karzai, supported by the Bush administration, became Afghanistan's first elected president in 2004. The word "amid" is a play on his first name. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Lori S., and Derrek White

trivia: After Bill Clinton, Laura Bush (twice), and Homer Simpson, Karzai became the fifth celebrity to get his own goo after previously appearing in the background of someone else's. Many players guessed Karzai for the Jalal Talabani goo (0516).

Do-Over Week II This goo was part of Do-Over Week II. Each goo was based on popular incorrect guesses made for earlier goos.

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