I may have forgotten to send those veterans groups a million dollars as I promised, but at least I haven’t forgotten this week’s 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.
Fritz is the Pitz — 1984 deriding Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale.
Time for a Change/Berg for Congress Republican — Lost to Rep. Bruce Vento (D) in 1978.
pen that reads “Insight with Beth Ruyak” — I’m on this program every Monday at 9:06am Pacific/12:06pm Eastern.
two Congress buttons, Gwynne and Gwinn — The first button is for John Gwynne (R-Iowa), who served from 1937-48; the second is Ralph Gwinn (R-N.Y.), who served from 1941-58).
So, when you combine Pitz + Berg + pen + Gwinns, you kinda get …
Pittsburgh Penguins. Hockey’s Stanley Cup winners for 2016.
And the randomly-selected winner is … Luke Martin of Olathe, Kansas. Luke wins the coveted Political Junkie button.