It’s a choice that Americans everywhere are wrestling with: would you trade five Taliban commanders from Guantanamo for the answer to this week’s ScuttleButton puzzle? It’s not an easy answer, even if Susan Rice went on all the Sunday talk shows to explain what’s at stake.
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!
Anna Eshoo for Congress — A California Democrat, she was first elected in 1992 and has served eversince; this button, however, may be from her unsuccessful 1988 bid, against Republican Tom Campbell.
Men for Women for McGovern Shriver — The Democratic presidential ticket of 1972.
“A Square Deal” (photo Teddy Roosevelt) — Roosevelt, a Republican, became president following the assassination of William McKinley in 1901. This button is from his successful 1904 campaign.
So, when you add Tea + Anna + Men + Square, you kinda get …
Tiananmen Square.The site of the slaughter of democracy advocates by the Chinese military in 1989. And we can’t mention that without this iconic photograph.
And this week’s randomly selected winner is … John Levenick of Champlin, Minn. John gets the coveted Political Junkie button.