It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 1/9/14

010914_001Don’t forget what President Obama said:  If you like your ScuttleButton, you can keep it.

That goes for this week’s puzzle too.

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!

Good luck!

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For President Claude Pepper — Pepper, a senator from Florida, was urged to run against President Truman by the left-wing of the Democratic Party.

Elect James “Bob” Rhone Assembly/On the Rockefeller Javits Team — Rhone, a New York Republican, ran but lost in 1962.

Column E/Save Hudson County — A local New Jersey item.

For Pete’s Sake — Peter Vallone narrowly lost the Democratic primary for Congress in New York’s new 21st CD in 1970 to former Bronx Borough President Herman Badillo.  Badillo would go on to become the nation’s first Puerto Rican congressman.

A — Button purchased from a NYC Anarchist book store in the 1970s.

And so, when you add Pepper + Rhone + E + Pete’s + A, you might end up with …

Pepperoni Pizza.  The best things in life, I’ve learned, are food and ScuttleButton puzzles.

And the winner, chosen completely at random, is … Tim Beggs of San Jose, Calif.  Tim gets the coveted Political Junkie button.