It’s ScuttleButton Time!

Ran into Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) at the airport last weekend, a delightful conversation about his career, the differences between the House and Senate, and what’s going on in the politics of today, and I thought, how could I not include a Markey button in this week’s ScuttleButton puzzle?  It’s the right thing to do.

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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Edward Markey 1996 For Congress —  Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, served in the House from 1977 until his election to the Senate in 2013, a special election to succeed John Kerry.

“Du” Knows Baltimore — Clarence “Du” Burns became the city’s first black mayor in 1987, succeeding to the job when William Donald Schaefer was elected governor of Maryland.  Burns was defeated later that year in the Democratic primary by Kurt Schmoke.

Frown face — Well, it’s not a happy face, I can tell you that.

So, when you combine Markey + Du + sad, you kinda get …

Marquis de Sade.  Who is he?  Beats me.

The randomly selected winner is Angela Sanders of Conifer, Colo.  Angela wins the coveted Political Junkie button.

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