It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 8/29/14

For those of you who were on vacation last week and missed the latest ScuttleButton puzzle, fear not … we’re holding it open for another week to give you a crack at it.

President Obama, asked at his news conference on Thursday about what to do in Syria regarding the Islamic extremist threat there, said, “We don’t have a strategy yet.”  While I’m sure millions of Americans were relieved to hear that, it got even more confusing when the media would ask about ISIS and the president would talk about ISIL.

Of course, there’s only one way to say “ScuttleButton.”

Scuttle082814How 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!

Enter your submission using the convenient submission form below, or email your submission to You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.

Good luck!

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[2 buttons on the same line]: I Miss Ike / Heck, I Even Miss Truman! and Miss Me Yet? — the first is an anti-JFK button, probably 1962; the second features of photo of former Florida Gov. Claude Kirk.

Dowd / A Great New Congressman — William Dowd was the Republican nominee against Rep. Jim Howard (D-N.J.) in both 1970 and ’72.

Burn Baby Burn! (showing a flag on fire) — Button opposing the proposed constitutional amendment that would make illegal the burning of the flag.

Remember, when you have two buttons on the same horizontal line, I’m looking for a plural.  So two buttons with the word “miss” on it becomes “misses.”  So, when you combine Misses + Dowd + Fire, you kinda get …

Mrs. Doubtfire.  Another tribute to the late Robin Williams.

And the randomly selected winner is … Leonard Williams of Fort Wayne, Ind.  Leonard wins the coveted Political Junkie button.

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