Once again, I’m responding to those who complain that “last week’s ScuttleButton puzzle was SO EASY!” Let’s see what you think this time.
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.
Against State Income Tax/Sandman F Line — Rep. Charles Sandman, a New Jersey Republican, sought his party’s gubernatorial nomination in 1965, 1969 (when this button is from) and 1973 (when he won the primary but got clobbered in the general election).
Win With West — No idea who this person is, but obviously I was captivated by the large “W.”
Dee/Clerk Superior Court — Another button from our collection of “unknowns.”
So, when you combine F + W + Dee Clerk, you kinda get …
F.W. de Klerk. The last president of South Africa during Apartheid.
And the randomly-selected winner is … Michael Hopps of Baxter, Minn.