The nation’s 43rd president was often known simply as “W.” When the Washington Nationals win a game — which lately has not been too often — people are told to put up a “Curly W” to celebrate the victory.
But in this case, W is the first letter of politicians’ last names that we just can’t identify.
As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify. We can’t make heads or tails of these candidates, most of whom we’ve never heard of. And when we see a “Smith for Congress” or a “Jones for Senator” button, how do we know which Smith or which Jones? So we’ve been posting pictures of these buttons, hoping you will have the answer. Often, you have come through, which is most appreciated.
We’re approaching the end of the alphabet. (Check out our previous “Who Dats”: Unknowns beginning with the Letter A, Letter B, two pages for Letter C (here and here), Letter D, Letter E, Letter F, Letter G, Letter H, Letter I, Letter J, Letter K, Letter L, Letter M, Letter N, Letter O, Letter P, Letter R, two parts for Letter S (here and here), Letter T and Letter V. Let the record show we don’t have enough unknown Q or U candidates to list. We even have one showing of buttons with pictures only — no names. That’s even harder to decipher.
We kinda think that “John H. Weiler” is a Massachusetts pol. “Wojta” may be from Ohio. “Wasser” from upstate New York, while “Winter” might be from NYC (it’s colder there). And the large “Win With Wilson” as well as the “Wack a Crack” could be Pennsylvania. Can you help? Thanks!