It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 7/4/15

In a startling coincidence, on July 4, 2015 — EXACTLY 239 YEARS AFTER THE SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE — there’s a new ScuttleButton puzzle for you to solve.  What are the odds???

You may have heard about that Declaration thing.  But ScuttleButton?

Scuttle070315How 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 You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.

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Pawsitively Otto — This rare button out of Portland, Ore., apparently refers to one beloved deaf French bulldog.

button of some man — that’s all I got.

Empire State Building/New York City — It once was the world’s tallest building.

So, when you add Otto + man + Empire, you kinda get …

Ottoman Empire.  Once one of the world’s most powerful empires, centered in Constantinople, Turkey.  But World War I changed all that.

And the randomly-selected winner is John Elkins of Arlington, Va.  He wins the coveted Political Junkie button.

And one more thing about the Empire State Building:

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