Right now the question seems to be, which will come sooner — the naming of a new Veterans Affairs secretary or solving this week’s ScuttleButton puzzle. Neither is likely to take long.
As for replacing Eric Shineski, well, that will be up to President Obama, if and when the embattled Cabinet member decides to leave. But ScuttleButton is another story.
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!
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Ernie Konnyu Congress — Elected to Congress from California in 1986, he lost his bid for renomination two years later in the Republican primary to Tom Campbell.
Vote Row “C” — Thought to be from New York’s Conservative Party, circa 1970s, though the colors don’t match the party’s usual black on orange.
So, when you add Jose + Konnyu + C, you kinda get …
Oh, Say Can You See. The first five words of the Star Spangled Banner. And while we here at the Political Junkie have great reverence for our national anthem, we couldn’t help but share this awful montage of awful versions of the song, courtesy of YouTube.
By the dawn’s early light, this week’s randomly selected winner is … Troy Steffenson of St. Louis, Mo. Troy gets the coveted Political Junkie button.