IF IRAN EVEN THINKS OF STARTING A WAR WITH THE UNITED STATES, I AM PREPARED TO RESPOND WITH A SCUTTLEBUTTON PUZZLE THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER HAD TO SOLVE BEFORE. IT WOULD BE THE MOTHER OF ALL SCUTTLEBUTTONS!!
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 [email protected]. You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.
I (saltshaker/lime) Tequila — Not necessarily political, but true.
We Don’t Want Ma Perkins or Harry Bridges Either — An anti-FDR button put out by the Wendell Willkie campaign of 1940, referring to Roosevelt’s Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, and Harry Bridges, head of the Longshoreman’s Union who was convicted for lying about his past membership in the Communist Party.
King (caricature) for President — He never ran for office, but this button wanted civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to seek the presidency in 1968.
Robert C. Byrd for President — The West Virginia Democrat sought his party’s nomination in 1976 but did not get far.
So, when you combine Tequila + Ma + King + Byrd, you kinda get …
Tequila Mockingbird. Well, actually, To Kill a Mockingbird. The Harper Lee novel from 1960 that was turned into a 1962 movie.
And the randomly selected winner is … Gin Peck of Phelps, N.Y. Gin wins the coveted Political Junkie button.