So, I guess, maybe not everyone was enamored with last week’s “April Fool’s” ScuttleButton puzzle — one that made absolutely no sense — even though I’ve pulled similar pranks in the past. One person said she stayed up two nights in a row trying to figure it out. I do feel bad. I apologizenot.
At least there’s a “normal” one out today.
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.
Tow Away Lindsay — In response to NYC Mayor John Lindsay’s aggressive policy of towing away double-parked cars, especially in Manhattan, this button suggested the mayor get towed away himself in his 1969 re-election bid.
I (heart) Nero — I suspect this is not from the Roman Empire days.
Udall for President — Arizona Rep. Mo Udall sought the Democratic nomination in 1976.
So, when you combine Tow + Nero + Mo, you kinda get …
Tony Romo. The longtime Dallas Cowboys quarterback who retired last month and who will now be doing color commentary on NFL games for CBS.
And the randomly selected winner is Kevin Eisenberg of Rochester, N.Y. Kevin wins the coveted Political Junkie button.