It’s ScuttleButton Time!

Scuttle_0314_001After a week’s vacation in Cancun, I came home to 4,328 emails, 4,327 asking where the new ScuttleButton puzzle was.  (The one other email was from a Nigerian prince who said he was leaving me $53 million.)

So here it 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!

Good luck!

Show/Hide This Week's ScuttleButton Answer

Better Dead Than Red — Popular conservative slogan during the 1960s, in response to “Better Red than Dead.”

Heritage Hot Shots for Thornburgh — Part of a series of ethnic buttons for Dick Thornburgh, Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial nominee in 1978.

Chile Si, Junta No/Support the Chilean People — Cause button from the 1970s opposing the Pinochet regime in Chile.

two buttons: Pepper Cares and Re-elect Claude Pepper to Congress — The late Florida congressman.

So, when you add Red + Hot + Chile + Peppers, you kinda get …

Red Hot Chili Peppers.  The rock band from Los Angeles whose music actually appears in this week’s Political Junkie podcast.

And the winner, chosen completely at random, is … Steve Sturdevant of Louisville, Ky.  Steve gets the coveted Political Junkie button.

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