publication date: Wednesday, November 8, 2000 (part of Round XI)

category: Government

clue: Put in for the job, he's rushin' to do well.

explanation: Putin was the Russian president at the time that this goo went online. The word "rushin'" refers to his nationality, and the first two words of the clue refers to his last name. Additionally, Putin became president only after Boris Yeltsin suddenly resigned on December 31, 1999, so he really was "put in" for the job. more…

solved by: Dave Mitzman and Aaron Fischer

trivia: This celebrity only became a goo because Scott happened across a funny photograph of him in the news


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