It’s ScuttleButton Time!

Starting next week, to make it easier for some people in Washington, we are going to be doing an alternative ScuttleButton contest in Russian.

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 You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.

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It’s High Time! — Robert King High, the mayor of Miami, unseated Florida Gov. Haydon Burns in the 1966 Democratic primary runoff but lost in November to Republican Claude Kirk.

I Took the Pledge — A button from the 1988 Republican presidential campaign, in which GOP candidates were asked to sign a “no tax” pledge, and most complied.

Tommie Smith (photos Smith & Muhammad Ali)/The Urban Fighter/June 29 — A 1979 exhibition fight between Mayor Smith and world heavyweight champion Ali to aid the Jersey City Medical Center.

Young Gents Sound — Not political.

So, when you combine High + Pledge + Ali + Gents, you kinda get …

I Pledge Allegiance.  The beginning of  the pledge to the U.S. flag.

And the randomly selected winner is … Kent Miner of Cary, N.C.  Kent wins the coveted Political Junkie button.

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