It appears that only 106,000 people signed up on the Affordable Care Act web site last month, a figure that administration officials and Obamacare opponents alike agree is disappointing.
So you can imagine how stunned I was to see how many people turned out to solve the ScuttleButton puzzle last week. Don’t ask.
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!
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Bob Barr for Congress — The Georgia Republican served from 1995 to 2002.
Leadership That Delivers (picture) Dole ’96 — See button #1. It’s the same guy.
Choose Boxer for Change — Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, has served in the Senate since 1993.
Ann Richards/Team Travis — Richards (D) was elected governor of Texas in 1990 and served one term.
So, when you add Bob + Bob Barr + Bob + Barbara + Ann, you might end up with …
Ba – Ba – Ba – Ba – Barbara Ann. The beginning of the song, first done by the Regents in 1961 but made more popular by the Beach Boys in 1965.
The winner, chosen completely at random, is … Matthew Leidholm of Bismarck, N.D. Matthew gets the coveted Political Junkie button.