I can’t tell if this is the toughest puzzle in the history of ScuttleButton or just the worst. I fear it’s the latter. But, I proceed, on the theory that I get paid the same amount for the bad puzzles as well as the good puzzles.
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.
Gore 2000 — Al Gore was that year’s Democratic nominee for president.
Vote Lex 2000 — Assuming this is Superman’s nemesis, Lex Luthor.
The Road to Hell is Paved With Liberals — But how do you really feel? Conservative button from 1996.
Life/Joy/Peace (on tree) — 1970s-era buttton.
Guess U.S. Senate — Gene Guess was the Democrat who got clobbered by Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens in 1972.
So, when you combine Al + Lex + Road + Tree + Guess, you kinda get …
Alex Rodriguez. That upstanding citizen from that outstanding baseball team from the Bronx.
The randomy-selected winner is … Janet Pickel of Pittsburgh, Pa. Janet gets the coveted Political Junkie button.
And just in case you can’t get enough of Alex Rodriguez …