No doubt, Kevin McCarthy’s withdrawal to be speaker of the House was stunning. Worse, I don’t even have a button of his I could ever use for a ScuttleButton puzzle. Fortunately, I do have another puzzle handy this week.
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.
Win With Chick! — Chick Hearn was the longtime announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers until his death in August 2002.
Re-elect David F. Cargo Governor — A New Mexico Republican, this button is from his 1968 race.
Re-Elect Gubs Congress — An apparent misprint of a button for Charles Gubser, a California Republican who served from 1953 until his retirement in 1974.
So, when you combine Chick + Cargo + Gubs, you kinda get.
Chicago Cubs. The baseball team that has not won the pennant since 1945 or the World Series since 1908. This year they were swept by the New York Mets for the National League title.
And the randomly-selected winner is … Scott Tiemann of Gwynn Oak, Md. Scott gets the coveted Political Junkie button.