It’s ScuttleButton Time!

It looks like the rancor of the lame-duck session of Congress will be muted this week out of respect for the late George Herbert Walker Bush.  Maybe this week’s ScuttleButton puzzle has something to do with it as well.

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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Ogden Reid for Governor — Reid, a Republican-turned-Democratic congressman from Westchester County, was briefly a New York gov. candidate in 1974.

My President (picture Bill Clinton) — Still don’t know if this is pro- or anti-Clinton.

(lips) Kiss Me I’m for Rothman Gov. ‘84 — Kenneth Rothman was the Democratic Party nominee against John Ashcroft in Missouri.

Roosevelt?  No!  No!  1000 Times No! — I get the feeling that this 1940 Wendell Willkie supporter didn’t want a third term for FDR.

Samuels Knows New York — Howard Samuels ran numerous times for the Democratic nomination for governor, including 1970.

Taxes and Lindsay Both Must Go! — One of many buttons aimed at NYC Mayor John Lindsay in the years following his first election in 1965.

So, when you combine Reid + My + Lips + No + New + Taxes, you kinda get …


And the randomly selected winner is … Angela Rothman of Chicago, Ill.  Angela wins the coveted Political Junkie button.

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