publication date: Monday, September 12, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)
clue: He might be Japan's most conservative Liberal leader.
explanation: Koizumi was Prime Minister of Japan when this goo was published. He was a political conservative and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Wendy Hampson, Justin Hampson, Bob Miller, Jacque Miller, and Derrek White
trivia: Koizumi's LDP won a landslide election victory the day before this goo was published.