As America prepares for the lame duck session of Congress, I thought I would do my part with a lame ScuttleButton puzzle. Seems fair to me.
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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I’m for Ben Again — Ben Blackburn, a Republican member of Congress from Georgia, from his re-election bid in 1970.
Michael Steele U.S. Senate — The lt. gov. of Maryland, he was the GOP nominee for the Senate in 2006, when he lost to Ben Cardin (D).
Innis for Mayor/Save New York — Roy Innis, the head of the Congress of Racial Equality, unsuccessfully challenged incumbent David Dinkins in the 1993 Democratic primary.
Bear Congress — Franklin Bear was the Democratic nominee against Rep. Frank Becker (R-N.Y.) in 1962.
Join Hans Tanzler for Governor — He finished third in the 1978 Democratic primary in Florida.
So, when you combine Ben + Steele + Innis + Bear + Hans, you very well might arrive at …
Bend Steel In His Bare Hands. And that can only mean Superman.
And this week’s randomly-selected winner is … Mike Donohue of Washington, D.C. Mike gets the coveted Political Junkie button.
And lest we forget …