This morning House Republicans released their "Pledge to America" platform and there was, to no one's surprise, nary a word about last week's ScuttleButton puzzle.
I predict that could turn out to be the GOP's Waterloo in November.
Let me know if you agree. Here are last week's buttons, in case you forgot:
Vote No Questions 1 & 2 — From the 1966 NYC referendum on the police Civilian Review Board.
Cleveland's Porno Pole — Lots and lots of folks wanted to know the story behind this button, which portrays former Cleveland Mayor Ralph Perk. NPR's Todd Holzman sends me this link that explains everything, referring back to Perk's "unhealthy obsession with the eradication of pornography within Cleveland's city limits."
I Like Leon — Leon Bramlett was the unsuccessful Republican nominee for governor of Mississippi in 1983.
Bill Boner Congress/5th District — A Tennessee Democrat, Boner was first elected in 1978 and served five terms.
Part of the Way With LBJ — The wearer of this button was not "all the way" with LBJ, at least not on the war in Vietnam.
So, when you add No + Pole + Leon + Boner + Part, you might end up with ...
Napolean Bonaparte. The legendary emperor of France in the early 19th Century.
Note that I went from St. Louie to Waterlouie in one week of ScuttleButton.
Anyway, this week's winner, chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... Amy Davis of Downingtown, Pa.
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