President Obama didn't mention it during his news conference earlier this week, though he had time to take a planted question.
Gov. Mark Sanford didn't mention it during his news conference yesterday, though he did mention his kids' dinosaur bedsheets.
Sigh. So I'm here to announce this week's ScuttleButton puzzle winner.
It's not that difficult to be eligible. All you have to do is check out our button puzzle/rebus each Friday, 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 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 a while back was "Minnesota Twins" — not political at all, unless you're thinking Mondale and Humphrey instead of Killebrew and Oliva.
Last week's buttons, in case you forgot:
Ould for U.S. Senate — James Ould was the 1966 Republican nominee for Senate in Virginia against William Spong (D).
Mick is Sex — Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones.
Donald Payne for Congress — Payne represents the 10th Congressional District in New Jersey, centered on Newark.
Bella Abzug caricature — Abzug, the late Manhattan congresswoman, was always known for — among other things — her ever-present hat.
Against State Income Tax / Sandman / F Line — Charlie Sandman, a Republican congressman, ran for governor of New Jersey three times, in 1965, '69 and '73. In his final bid, he won the GOP nomination, defeating incumbent Bill Cahill, but lost in November to Democrat Brendan Byrne.
Sobnosky Senator (illustration of arm) — Ran for the state Senate in Ohio.
So (ahem), when you add Ould + Mick + Donald + hat + F + arm, you kind of get ...
Old MacDonald Had A Farm ("hat/F/arm") — E.I.E.I.O.
Anyway, the winner, selected at random among the correct responders, is (drum roll) ... Bruce Boyd of St. Louis.
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