It’s an oddly unsettling time, not having baseball to distract us from some of the more upsetting and distressing things going on these days … such as New York Giants football. Thank goodness for ScuttleButton.
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.
My Day When I Vote for Willkie — Wendell Willkie was the unsuccessful Republican nominee for president in 1940, losing to incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Turn Out Light Bulb Johnson! — In the 1964 campaign, Republicans mocked President Lyndon B. Johnson’s suggestion to turn out the lights to save energy.
Re-Elect Nancy/Just Say Yes! — First Lady Nancy Reagan often urged a “just say no” campaign when it came to illegal drugs.
Congressman Vander Veen — Richard Vander Veen, a Michigan Democrat, was elected in Gerald Ford’s old seat in a 1974 special election.
The Time is Now (with pix of Bush and Reagan) — The 1980 Republican presidential ticket, in reverse.
So, when you combine Day + Light + Say +Veen + Time, you kinda get …
Daylight Saving Time. Something about turning the clock ahead or back or whatever.
And the randomly selected winner is … Dan Marino of Methuen, Mass. Dan wins the coveted Political Junkie button.