There’s something devilishly fun putting up ScuttleButton on April 1st. That’s all I’m going to say.
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!
Enter your submission using the convenient submission form below, or email your submission to [email protected]. You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.
Orr/Mutz — The winning Republican ticket for governor and lt. gov. of Indiana in 1980.
St. Onge for U.S. Congress — William St. Onge, a Connecticut Democrat, was first elected in 1962 and served until his death in May 1970.
Richard Ista for Congress — He was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate against North Dakota GOP Rep. Mark Andrews in 1972.
Wink If You Think Nixon Knew — About the Watergate break in, that is. Button is from 1973.
Damn Straight! It’s Time for a Black Presidential Candidate — Circa 1983, as Jesse Jackson was gearing up for the first of his two presidential bids.
So, when you combine Orr + Onge + Ista + Knew + Black, you kinda get …
Orange Is the New Black. That show being streamed on Netflix.
And the randomly-selected winner is … Christina Civello of Glenside, Pa. Christina gets the coveted Political Junkie button.