After hearing those tough questions from Matt Lauer — “So, is it true you really love cats?” — I realized it was time for a new ScuttleButton puzzle.
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.
unknown man — I don’t even know if this is political. Does anyone recognize this guy?
I Survived Jury Duty — This is definitely not political!
Another Man for Ann — Ann Richards, elected governor of Texas in 1990. She was the last Democrat to win the governorship in the Lone Star State.
Hello I Am Alfred Tokar/Democratic Candidate/Judge of Civil Court — Another unknown button, possibly from New York or New Jersey.
So, when you combine Man + Jury + Ann + Candidate, you kinda get …
Manchurian Candidate. That 1962 political thriller starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Angela Lansbury, and directed by John Frankenheimer … which happens to be my favorite movie of all time.
And the randomly-selected winner is … Karen Mitnick of Haworth, N.J.