publication date: Monday, January 26, 2009 (part of Round XXXVIII)
clue: This First Lady is another first.
explanation: Obama, wife of Barack Obama, was the first African-American First Lady. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Mihai Rusu, Vicki Moore, and Peter Wilhelm
trivia: This goo was published less than a week after Obama's inauguration. Scott had intended to keep Michelle Obama until several years later, but a punishing tournament at the end of Round XXXVII necessitated an extremely easy goo to begin the next round.