It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 5/15/14

Scuttle_0512_001Well, it’s now official:  83% of Americans want ScuttleButton to be annexed by Russia.

Sorry, it’s not happening.  At least not now.

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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Jodi Rell Governor — Rell, a Connecticut Republican, became governor in 2004 following the resignation of Gov. John Rowland, who was caught in a corruption investigation.  She was elected to a full term in 2006, a landslide winner over Democrat John DeStefano.

We Don’t Want Ma Perkins Or Harry Bridges Either — A classic anti-FDR button from 1940.  Not only does the person wearing the button dislike President Roosevelt, but they don’t care for Frances Perkins, FDR’s secretary of labor, or Harry Bridges, a left-wing union leader with the longshoremen who was accused of Communist ties.

Taft G.O. 1948 (picture of William Howard Taft) — Bronx high school student government button, and yes, Ken Rudin’s alma mater.

So, when you add Jodi + Ma + G.O., you kinda get …

Joe DiMaggio.  He played for some team in the Bronx.

And this week’s randomly selected winner is … Bev Braun of Annapolis, Md.  Bev gets the coveted Political Junkie button.

By the way … a belated shout-out to Lizzie Chen, my visual journalist pal from Austin, Texas, whose Photoshop and multimedia talents are responsible for you getting the ScuttleButton puzzle week after week!  Thanks, Lizzie!