I think it’s become clear that we need an independent prosecutor to figure out how to solve 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!
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.
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The Governor of Alabama is a Mother — The charitable translation of this button is that Lurleen Wallace, wife of George, was elected governor in 1966.
Gimmy Jimmy! (pic Durante) The Candidate — Jimmy Durante, the longtime singer and comedian (who always referred to his large and prominent nose as “Schnozzola“); this button is for his 1950-ish book about his career.
The Best News Since La Guardia! Lindsay for Mayor — Rep. John Lindsay was elected mayor of NYC in 1965, the city’s first Republican mayor since Fiorello La Guardia.
So, when you combine Mother + Nose + Best, you kinda get …
Mother Knows Best. The perfect ScuttleButton sentiment for Mother’s Day.
And the randomly selected winner is Milner Fuller of Indianapolis, Ind. Milner wins the coveted Political Junkie button.