publication date: Friday, September 19, 2008 (part of Round XXXVI)
clue: John McCain hopes his opponents pale in comparison to this Alaskan governor.
explanation: Alaskan governor Palin was John McCain's vice-presidential nominee during the 2008 campaign 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, Erik Bates, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Mihai Rusu, Shawn Brandt, and Samuel Franklin