With both parties having some unity problems, we thought we could unite the country by offering a challenging ScuttleButton puzzle.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.
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McCarthy May 7 — Button for presidential hopeful Eugene McCarthy in the 1968 Indiana Democratic primary.
Keep Kuh District Attorney — Richard Kuh was briefly the D.A. in Manhattan, succeeding to the office in 1974 after longtime incumbent Frank Hogan resigned because of illness. Kuh was defeated in the special September 1974 Democratic primary by Robert Morgenthau.
Mary Gojack U.S. Senate Democrat — Defeated in Nevada by Republican incumbent Paul Laxalt in 1980.
Keep Kuh District Attorney — See second button, above.
Vote Great Scott! Republican — Hugh Scott was first elected to the Senate from Pennsylvania in 1958 and served three terms.
ERA/Elect Reagan Again — It’s a Republican item from 1984, but it’s hard to envision the ERA and President Reagan on the same button.
So, when you combine May + Kuh + Mary + Kuh + Great + Again, you kinda get …
Make America Great Again. That slogan from you know who.
And the randomly-selected winner is … Jennifer Owens of Wilmington, Del. Jennifer wins the coveted Political Junkie button.