Mom … Apple pie … The Fourth of July … and ScuttleButton. If that’s not America, then I don’t know what is.
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.
Goodie for California — Goodwin Knight, a Republican, became governor after Earl Warren left in 1953 for the Supreme Court and was elected on his own the following year.
Big People for Humphrey Muskie Too! — This button, for the 1968 Democratic ticket, followed one that said “Little People for Humphrey Muskie.”
Take Off Your Shoes! … For Industry — From a 1969 Firesign Theater album.
So when you combine Goodie + Too + Shoes, you kind of get …
Goody Two Shoes. A slogan that began as part of a children’s story in 1765.
And the randomly-selected winner is … Jon White of Seattle, Wash. Jon wins the coveted Political Junkie button.