This Week's ScuttleButton Winner: Melissa Flaherty of St. Louis, Mo.

Do you think having spent part of last week in the studios of New Hampshire Public Radio had nothing to do with the most recent ScuttleButton puzzle?

Do you think Stanley McChrystal has a future at Rolling Stone magazine?

The first question is more relevant.  Every Friday on this blog I offer up a vertical presentation of buttons.  The goal:  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.

Also, 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:

The New Chicago Delegation — 1972 button from the Democratic National Convention pointing out with pride that the Illinois delegation was (1) supporting the candidacy of George McGovern and (2) without the presence of longtime Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley.

I Am Woman / I Am Invincible / I Am Tired — The ultimate woman's button.

Sure I'll Vote For Roosevelt / Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha — Sarcastic much?  This 1940 button opposed President FDR in his bid for a third term.

New York's Prime Candidate / Bob Wagner — Former NYC Mayor Wagner was seeking a comeback in the 1969 Democratic primary but he lost to Mario Procaccino.

Mary Mochary U.S. Senate — She was the unsuccessful Republican candidate against Democratic incumbent Bill Bradley in 1984.

So, when you add New + Am + Sure + Prime + Mary, you might end up with ...

New Hampshire Primary.  Take your choice:  the one coming up on Sept. 14, or the presidential version, some 19 months from now.  Makes no difference to me.

This week's winner, chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... Melissa Flaherty of St. Louis, Mo.

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