I can understand Christine O'Donnell not knowing that the separation of church and state is part of the First Amendment. After all, it's not that the Tea Party really pays much attention to the Constitution or anything like that.
But how is it possible that so many people were stumped by last week's ScuttleButton puzzle?
Did it confuse you when we did the Political Junkie segment on Talk of the Nation from member station WOSU in Columbus last Wednesday? I have no idea.
Maybe a look at last week's buttons will help solve this.
Good-Bye Mr. Third Term Candidate — An uncommon button opposing President Franklin D. Roosevelt's bid for a third term in 1940.
I Cannot Recall Two Outstanding Senators Like Russ Feingold & Herb Kohl — A tongue in cheek response to an anti-abortion group's effort in 1997 to recall Wisconsin's two Democratic senators.
Make U.S. HUM — Humphrey Muskie — In '68 — The Democratic ticket that lost to Nixon and Agnew.
caricature of George Wallace halting a school bus — Wallace, the governor of Alabama, sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1972 on an anti-busing platform.
And so, when you add Goodbye + Kohl + Hum + Bus, you might end up with ...
Goodbye Columbus. The Philip Roth novel later made into a movie starring Ali MacGraw and Richard Benjamin.
This week's winner, chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... John Rigby of Lehi, Utah.
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