I hope you’ve noticed the new layout of our Political Junkie website. It’s smarter looking and much easier to navigate. And our ScuttleButton format is going to change next week as well. I hope you like the changes.
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!
Aries for Muskie – Part of a set of Zodiac buttons for Ed Muskie, the senator from Maine who sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972.
Teen Age Republican/TAR – Circa 1968.
Conservative/Gary Rice/U.S. Congress — An Oklahoma Republican, he got clobbered by Rep. Mike Synar (D) in both 1984 and ’86.
Need Nixon Now (with a large “N”)— The 1968 successful Republican presidential candidate.
So, when you add Dan + Aries + Tar + Gary + N, you kinda get …
Daenerys Targaryen. The mother of dragons from HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” And this week’s randomly selected winner is … Lisa Hakesley of Trabuco Canyon, Calif. Lisa gets the coveted Political Junkie button.