publication date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (part of Winter 2018)

category: Government

clue: It's crazy enough running for president without discovering that your running mate is a coo-coo bird, hospitalized multiple times for mental illness.

explanation: Eagleton was George McGovern's choice for vice president in the 1972 election. When his bouts of depression were made public and embarrassed the campaign, he was forced to drop out. more…

intended difficulty: hard

solved by: Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, and Matthew Preston

trivia: Scott didn't want to make light of mental illness with a derogatory term like "coo-coo," but hinting towards Eagleton's name with the word "bird" was too good of an opportunity to pass up.

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