It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 8/12/15

It’s my understanding that a lot of fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals were able to solve the last ScuttleButton puzzle.  This week may be more challenging.  But I hope not, because I’m tired of losing to China and Mexico.

Scuttle081015How 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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Romney/Great for ’68 — George Romney, the governor of Michigan, was a Republican presidential hopeful that year.

Phil Burton for Congress — A legendary Democrat from San Francisco, he served in Congress from 1964 until his death in 1983.

In Memory Of/Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890-1969 — Our 34th president.

So, when you combine Great + Phil + um, Dead, you kinda get …

Grateful Dead.  Remind me to tell you about the story when NPR’s Mara Liasson and I went to a Dead concert in D.C. after one of Mara’s old high school classmates contacted her to say he worked for the band and could get us backstage tickets.

And the randomly-selected winner is … Kay Prusynski of Madison, Wis.  Kay gets the coveted Political Junkie button.

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