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, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Mihai Rusu, Shawn Brandt, and Samuel Franklin