Here’s a new ScuttleButton puzzle that will hopefully keep you occupied on your holiday week/weekend.
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.
Shriver for President — Sargent Shriver sought the Democratic nomination in 1976.
For President/Claude Pepper — Pepper, then a senator from Florida, was a Democratic hopeful in 1948.
Mike Sloan Congress — He lost the Democratic primary in upstate New York’s 27th District to Matt McHugh in 1974.
Bill Lee for Governor — The Republican nominee in Delaware in both 2004 and 2008.
The Honeymoon Is Over (with hearts) — A convoluted button declaring that Vermont Sen. Jim Jeffords has left the Republican Party.
I Belong/The Kennedy Club/How About You? — 1980 presidential button for Sen. Ted Kennedy.
Central Park concert/The David Bromberg Band — I was there, 1980!
So, when you combine Sargent + Pepper + Sloan + Lee + hearts + Club + Band, you kinda get … Really, do I need to explain this one?
The randomly selected winner is … Pat Lenington of Norman, Okla.
And because YouTube limits the Beatles’ songs they have on their site, this version is the best we can do.