After a week’s vacation in Cancun, I came home to 4,328 emails, 4,327 asking where the new ScuttleButton puzzle was. (The one other email was from a Nigerian prince who said he was leaving me $53 million.)
So here it is!
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!
Heritage Hot Shots for Thornburgh — Part of a series of ethnic buttons for Dick Thornburgh, Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial nominee in 1978.
Chile Si, Junta No/Support the Chilean People — Cause button from the 1970s opposing the Pinochet regime in Chile.
two buttons: Pepper Cares and Re-elect Claude Pepper to Congress — The late Florida congressman.
So, when you add Red + Hot + Chile + Peppers, you kinda get …
Red Hot Chili Peppers. The rock band from Los Angeles whose music actually appears in this week’s Political Junkie podcast.
And the winner, chosen completely at random, is … Steve Sturdevant of Louisville, Ky. Steve gets the coveted Political Junkie button.