It’s ScuttleButton Time!

The big political news of the week is that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said he won’t vote for the GOP tax legislation unless there’s a more challenging ScuttleButton puzzle to end the year.  Hopefully, this one meets his standards.

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 You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.

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S.P.O.N.G.E. — Whatever.

For President/Kennedy — Robert Kennedy sought the Democratic nomination in 1968.

Keep Times Square Alive — A New York tourist/business center.

McGovern for President/Overall for Delegate — A 1972 button supporting a Democratic convention delegate from New York who supported George McGovern for the nomination.

So, when you combine SPONGE + Bob + Square + Pants, you kinda get …

Spongebob Square Pants.  That strange under-the-sea character who inhabits the world of Nickelodeon. 

And the randomly selected winner is … Joe Lenski of Pottersville, N.J.

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