publication date: Monday, April 20, 2009 (part of Round XXXIX)
clue: If you want to bribe me for the answer, you'll have to send payment through a series of tubes.
explanation: Stevens was a U.S. Senator from Alaska who lost re-election after a bribery scandal. His description of the Internet as a "series of tubes" was widely ridiculed. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Ryan Dunn, Sarah Kyle, Jason Lemler, and Vicki Moore