One thing I can’t figure out is why Procol Harum, the rock group responsible for “Whiter Shade of Pale,” among other songs, would be involved in terrorist and violent activities in Nigeria. Why can’t they, like millions of others, focus their attention on solving the 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!
Wise for Governor — Bob Wise, a West Virginia Democrat who was serving in Congress, was elected governor in 2000.
Pound for County Executive/for All Westchester— New York local button believed to be from the early 1970s.
Get Down America! Vote Howard the Duck in ’76 —Electing a duck president? Sounds foolish to me.
So, when you add Penny + Wise + Pound + some foolish button, you kinda get …
Penny Wise Pound Foolish. This may be a familiar idiom but it turned into a controversial ScuttleButton puzzle. Many didn’t see the connection of voting for a duck to “foolish.” I see their point. It’s not the best one I’ve done.
But Deb Rankin-Moore of Backus, Minn., is not complaining; she’s this week’s randomly selected winner. Deb gets the coveted Political Junkie button.