Before CNN breathlessly launches its special, “Day 103 Of The Trump Presidency,” I thought I would beat them to the punch with a ScuttleButton puzzle highlighting the historic moment. It’s nowhere near the impact of an executive order, but then again, what is?
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.
Van is the Man — Arthur Vandenberg, a Republican senator from Michigan, was a 1948 presidential hopeful.
Ella Grasso for Secretary of State — A Connecticut Democrat, she later served as governor. This button is from 1958.
Dec. 5, 1978 — The two men shaking hands are President Jimmy Carter and NYC Mayor Abe Beame.
So, when you combine Van + Ella + Shake, you kinda get …
Vanilla Shake. Not as good as vanilla malteds, but you get the idea.
And the randomly selected winner is … Bruce Gerhardt of Omaha, Neb. Bruce wins the coveted Political Junkie button.