You’d think that, after not having a ScuttleButton puzzle for several weeks because of the conventions, we’d have a challenging one for you this week. Well, you thought wrong.
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.
A Black Mayor in NYC in 1973 — A wish for a serious African-American candidate (say, Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton) to run that year. NYC did elect its first, and only, black mayor in 1989, with David Dinkins.
George Lincoln Rockwell Lives! — A bizarre button, circa 1966, about American Nazi Party leader Rockwell, who was assassinated a year later.
Matus Matters — From our vast collection of unknown buttons.
So, when you combine Black + Lives (watch that pronunciation!) + Matters, you kinda get …
Black Lives Matter. It was the best I could do under the circumstances.
And the randomly selected winner is … Liz Dunham of Madison, Wis. Liz wins the coveted Political Junkie button.