It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 1/9/15

Hoping you all survived the new year and that one of your resolutions is not to get upset when I post easy ScuttleButton puzzles.  Somehow I fear this may be one of those.

ScuttleJan2015How 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.

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Ike Needs Watts — Eisenhower wanted James Watts for Congress in 1952 and 1954, but voters in Rhode Island’s 2nd CD disagreed, electing Democrat John Fogarty each time.

D Huddleston U.S. Senate — Walter “Dee” Huddleston, a Kentucky Democrat, was elected in 1972 and 1978.

Free Angela — Angela Davis, a civil rights radical, was arrested for her alleged part in a shoot-out in a California courthouse in 1970 that left a judge and three others killed.  Her case became a national cause.  Davis was ultimately acquitted of the charges.

Sheets 4 Quincy — James Sheets is a former mayor of Quincy, Mass.

I Survived Ken Rudin’s 1st 50 — Something about a 50th birthday that erroneously suggests I have a connection with “npr.”

So, when you combine Watts + D + Free + Quincy + Ken, you very well might come up with …

What’s the Frequency Kenneth?  A version of the line CBS anchor Dan Rather says attackers uttered as he was assaulted in NYC in 1986, and which later became a hit for R.E.M.

And the randomly selected winner is … Adam Ozer of Stony Brook, N.Y.  Adam gets the coveted Political Junkie button.





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