So, whom do you trust more? Vladimir Putin, or this 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.
Peace/Progress/Prosperity (pic) Nixon for President — Richard Nixon was the unsuccessful Republican nominee in 1960.
F.ranklin D.eficit R.oosevelt — An anti-FDR button put out by the Wendell Willkie campaign in 1940.
Lyons Attorney General — Tom Lyons was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee in Illinois in 1968, when he lost to incumbent Republican William Scott.
I (heart) Ted — Ted Kennedy sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1980.
So, when you combine Richard + D + Lion + Heart, you kinda get … Richard the Lionheart. The king of England (Richard I) from 1189 to 1199. (And if you went with Lionhearted as your answer, that would be fine too: you can use Heart Ted on that last button.
And the randomly selected winner is … Peter Lodewick of Johns Creek, Ga. Peter wins the coveted Political Junkie button.