If you've been following the controversy over the White House vs. Fox News skirmish, you're aware of the arguments by the two sides. Fox is not a legitimate news organization. Obama is not a legitimate president.
Now it's gotten worse. The latest charge: ScuttleButton is not a legitimate button puzzle contest. Several people objected to my use last week of a button that simply said "Olympia" when I was looking for the word "snow" in "there's SNOW place like home." Violates the rules, these people said.
Hogwash. I make up the rules as I go along.
But the rules about how to play haven't changed.
Simply take one word (or concept) per button, add 'em up, and, hopefully, you will arrive at a famous name or a familiar expression. (And seriously, by familiar, I mean it's something that more than one person on Earth would recognize.)
And don't focus on a political answer. It doesn't necessarily have to be political, though it could be.
A correct answer chosen at random gets his or her name in this column. Personally, I can't imagine a greater honor.
You can't use the comments box at the bottom of the page for your answer. Send submission (plus your name and city/state — you won't win without that) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's the answer to last week's puzzle.
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Good luck, and happy Friday!
P.S. I usually reveal the answer — and announce the winner — in this space on Tuesdays. So you should get your answer in by then.