This Week's ScuttleButton Winner: Nathan Sanders of Okemos, Mich.

I'm sitting and looking out the window, amazed at the snow that doesn't seem to know how to stop. And I'm wondering ... how does this affect this week's ScuttleButton winner?

Even more important: Does everyone still remember how to play the game?

It's easy. Just check out my button puzzle found on this blog each Friday. It's a rebus: Take one word or one concept per button, add 'em up, and arrive at a familiar saying or a name. (Seriously: a saying that people from Earth might be remotely familiar with.) Submit your answer and hope you're the person chosen at random. That's it!

Oh wait. You MUST include your name and city/state to be eligible.

And also remember, the answer does not necessarily have to be political. For instance, the answer to a puzzle awhile back was "Minnesota Twins" — not political at all, unless you're thinking Mondale and Humphrey instead of Killebrew and Oliva.

Here are last week's buttons, in case you forgot:

Don't Pay War Taxes (with picture of Henry David Thoreau, famous 19th century tax resistor) — classic anti-war button.

The Tin Man — from the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz".

Ing — this is a button puzzle on its own. "Ing" on a solid green button stands for Green-Ing, or Alaska Sen. Ernest Gruening (D), one of two senators who voted against the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin resolution that was used to justify the sending of U.S. troops to Vietnam.

So, when you add Pay + Tin Man + Ing, you might end up with ...

Peyton Manning — who, if memory serves, was the losing quarterback of last Sunday's Super Bowl.

This week's winner, chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... Nathan Sanders of Okemos, Mich.

You should also know that for the first time in ScuttleButton history, the original random winner this week FORGOT TO INCLUDE HIS CITY AND STATE! And thus, he was disqualified.

We don't fool around with the rules here at Political Junkie.

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