Yes, yes, it’s pretty sad — and frightening — that the Secret Service somehow allowed a person to jump the fence of the White House and get into the president’s quarters. Or that an ex-felon who was armed at the time somehow wound up on the same elevator as Obama in Atlanta. And let’s not forget the embarrassing tale of Secret Service agents engaging with prostitutes during a trip to Colombia.
Sure, there was an excuse. There always is. A Political Junkie Roadshow in Rochester. Lots of travel. The dog ate my homework. You’ve heard it before.
But we’re back with a new puzzle now.
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!
Enter your submission using the convenient submission form below, or email your submission to [email protected]ie.com. You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.
10 Points for Obama — A nice 2008 button for the Democratic presidential nominee.
Coe for Governor — Earl Coe finished second in the 1956 Democratic primary in Washington.
Another Man for Ann — Ann Richards, elected governor of Texas in 1990.
Donald Mintz Mayor — He lost in New Orleans to Sidney Barthelemy in 1990 and Marc Morial in 1994.
So, when you combine 10 + Coe + Man + Mintz, you kinda get …
Ten Commandments. The word of God as Moses came back from Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.
And the randomly-selected winner is … Martha Buyer of East Aurora, N.Y. Martha gets the coveted Political Junkie button.