It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 4/24/14

Scuttle0422_001As we’ve seen in world politics, drawing a red line/line in the sand is now in fashion, so I may as well join the crowd.  Here’s my equally imposing threat:

If you don’t play ScuttleButton this week, I’m going to submit another puzzle next week.

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!

Good luck!

Show/Hide This Week's ScuttleButton Answer

Vote Askew for President ’84 — Former Floridan Gov. Reubin Askew sought the Democratic nomination in 1984.

Hurry Up or I’ll Be 30 — A 1973 film starring John Lefkowitz, Linda De Coff and Danny DeVito.

South Jersey’s Governor/Tom Kean — Kean, a Republican, was elected governor of New Jersey in 1981 and re-elected in ’85.

picture button of Jimmy Carter — The former governor of Georgia was elected president in 1976.

So, when you add Reubin + Hurry + Kean + Carter, you obviously get …

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.  A fine middleweight fighter from the 1960s who was convicted of a triple murder in Paterson, N.J., and who became a cause celebre via a Bob Dylan song and a Denzel Washington movie.

And this week’s randomly selected winner is … Stephen Truhon of Clarksville, Tenn.  Stephen gets the coveted Political Junkie button.