It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 12/4/13

Dec 4 Scuttle 001President Obama says that Healthcare.gov is a success.  Republicans say it’s a complete failure.

But there is something Democrats and Republicans do agree on:  the futility of each week’s 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!

Good luck!

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Hubert Here the Call Now! Minn. Hand. Dem. — An obvious misspelling of the word “hear” is the most curious thing about this Humphrey button that was put out by the Minnesota Handicapped Democrats.

Today is the Day/Make Ed Koch Mayor — Koch, a Democratic member of the House, was elected mayor of New York City in 1977 and served three terms before being unseated in the 1989 primary.

Senator Jake Garn Speaks Up for Utah — A Republican, Garn served three terms from 1975 through 1992.

Tim James Governor 2010 — The son of former Gov. Fob James, Tim lost the Republican primary for governor of Alabama.

Marra/Families 1st/For President — William Marra, a professor at Fordham , sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and received 142 votes in the New Hampshire primary; he surfaced again later that year as the nominee of the Right to Life Party in New York.

And so, when you add Here + Today + Garn + Tim + Marra, you might end up with …

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow.

And the winner, chosen completely at random, is … Scott Jackson of Philadelphia, Pa.  Scott gets the coveted Political Junkie button.