It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 12/23/14

I don’t know who’s responsible for the Internet outage in North Korea, but whatever, it means that the fun folks in Pyongyang won’t be able to see this week’s ScuttleButton.  And that’s a shame, because, as anyone on the Korean peninsula knows, these button puzzles are good for the Seoul.

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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.

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Gene McCarthy ’68 — The Minnesota senator unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968.

This time … Gil — Gil Carmichael was the GOP nominee for governor of Mississippi in 1975 and again in ’79.

All the Way with L.B.J. — President Lyndon B. Johnson’s slogan in 1964.

So, when you combine Gene + Gil + All the Way, you very well might arrive at …

Jingle All the Way.  Part of the Christmas holiday, which came on December 25 last year.

And the winner, selected completely at random, is Bunny Salter of Cumming, Ga.  Bunny — not the one from Fatal Attraction — wins the coveted Political Junkie button.  And, even though the holidays are behind us, let’s all sing the song together:

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