publication date: Sunday, October 5, 2008 (part of Round XXXVI)
clue: He governs 1.3 billion people, every one of them his equal.
explanation: At the time this goo was published, Hu was president of China, a Socialist nation of 1.3 billion people. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Jerry Mathis, and Tony Peters