I hope you saw the news that on the first show of every month, starting Wednesday, Sept. 2nd, Neal Conan will be a regular special guest on the Political Junkie. I’m hoping that exciting development will distract you from one of the most duplicitous ScuttleButton puzzles in history.
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 email@example.com. You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.
Jimmy (on a peanut) — Peanut farmer (and former Georgia governor) Jimmy Carter was elected president in1976.
I Like Ike But I Like Taft Better — From their classic battle for the Republican nomination at the 1952 convention.
Ann Klein Governor — She sought the Democratic nomination in New Jersey in 1973.
Vernon Jolley U.S. Congress — Jolley was the Democratic nominee against Rep. Marge Roukema (R-N.J.) in 1986.
So, if you can expand your imagination a bit, when you combine Peanut + Better + Ann + Jolley, you might somehow come up with …
Peanut Butter and Jelly. And if you think this week’s ScuttleButton was bad, wait until you hear this song.
No matter. There is still a winner, and this week it’s Scott Wesemeyer of Elyria, Ohio. Scott gets the coveted Political Junkie button.