It’s true, not everyone is paying attention to this week’s elections. Governorships up in just two states, and in many of the cities where mayoral candidates are on the ballot, voter participation is expected to be minimal.
Hopefully there will be greater interest in this week’s ScuttleButton puzzle.
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!
Progress for All/Forward with (picture JFK) Kennedy — John Kennedy, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, was elected president in 1960.
This Fall (pic) Elect Paul — This is thought to be a button for Paul Mundt, a candidate for lt. gov. of New York in the early 1960s? Does anyone know for sure?
Let’s Back Ike — Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican, was elected president in 1952 (and again in ’56).
So, when you add Spring + Forward + Fall + Back, you might end up with …
Spring ahead, fall back. The always exciting ritual of turning your clock ahead by one hour upon the beginning of spring, or back one hour with the onset of fall.
The winner, chosen completely at random, is … Kevin Cross of Baltimore, Md. Kevin gets the coveted Political Junkie button.