As Martin Niemoller is rumored to have said, “I’d rather have a ridiculously easy ScuttleButton puzzle than no ScuttleButton puzzle at all.” With that in mind, here is this week’s offering.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.
I Am a Hill for Governor Volunteer — John Hill, a Texas Democrat, finished sixth in the 1968 primary to succeed the retiring John Connally.
All Ayes for Lori/National Committee Woman — Other than the fact that Lori is a Republican, I don’t know anything more about this button.
Clint Eastwood Mayor/Carmel, CA., 1986 — He was elected without having to debate an empty chair.
10 Points for Obama — 2008 button put out by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
So, when you combine Hill + Lori + Clint + Ten, you kinda get …
Hillary Clinton. The woman who is challenging Lincoln Chafee for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
And the randomly-selected winner is … Bob Pownall of Boise, Idaho. Bob wins the coveted Political Junkie button.