How to Play
ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste of time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons. Your job is to take one word (or concept) per button and add ’em up to arrive at a famous name or familiar expression. Guess the correct phrase and you could be the proud winner of the coveted Political Junkie button!
We Want Hugh Carey For Mayor/Do You? — Carey, a Brooklyn congressman, made a short-lived bid for mayor of NYC in 1969. He was elected governor in 1974.
I’m for Beame — Abe Beame, elected mayor of NYC in 1973, unsuccessfully sought a second term four years later.
I Like Ike — Dwight Eisenhower, elected president in 1952 and again in 1956.
Make Mine Val Oshel — An Illinois Republican, he lost to Rep. Kenneth Gray (D) in 1968.
Elect Len Wolf to Congress — Democrat Wolf won in Iowa’s 2nd CD in 1958 but was voted out two years later.
Isn’t It About Time WE Had a President? Dump Nixon — A 1972 anti-Nixon button from the right.
And so, when you add Will + Hugh + Beame + I + Val + Len + Time, you might end up with …
Will You Be My Valentine? The perfect puzzle for Valentine’s Day.
And the winner, chosen completely at random, is … Leigh Martin of Mendon, Mass. Leigh gets the coveted Political Junkie button.