If you think the women’s figure skating competition in the Olympics was rigged — specifically, as Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova somehow outscored South Korea’s Kim Yu-na — wait until you see how I select each week’s ScuttleButton winners.
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!
Ann Richards for State Treasurer — Elected in 1982, the Texas Democrat went on to become governor for one term, beginning in 1991.
Jan Can! — Jan Meyers (R-Kansas) was elected to the House in 1984 and served until her retirement in 1996.
Tillman U.S. Congress — Wheeler Tillman was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee against Rep. Arthur Ravenel (R-S.C.) in 1988.
And so, when you add Ladies + Ann + Jan + Tillman, you might end up with …
Ladies and Gentlemen.
And the winner, chosen completely at random, is … Hugh Williams of Hillsborough, N.J. Hugh gets the coveted Political Junkie button.