publication date: Saturday, March 28, 2009 (part of Round XXXIX)
clue: It takes a man of mettle to herd these particular elephants.
explanation: Steele was chairman of the Republican National Committee. The word "mettle" was a play on his last name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Jason Lemler, and Vicki Moore