publication date: Thursday, October 23, 2008 (part of Round XXXVI)

category: Government

clue: It's important to have an intelligent secretary when you need a good defense.

explanation: Gates, formerly of the Central Intelligence Agency, was Secretary of Defense when this goo was published. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Aaron Shurtleff, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Shawn Brandt, and Samuel Franklin


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