This Week's ScuttleButton Winner: Paddy McGuire of Portland, Ore.

I think the only thing that would give today's Senate race in Massachusetts the perfect ending would be for it to end in a long, disputed recount. People haven't been yelling and screaming at each other enough; this would really help.

Another help, according to some, would be an easier ScuttleButton puzzle. Compared to the previous puzzle — "War and Peace" was the answer — the last one was too difficult for many. The same people who complain about the easy puzzles complained that this one was too hard. Boo hoo hoo!

Before we announce this week's winner, a reminder on how to play.

Just check out my button puzzle 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 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 a while 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:

What We Need Is Love As Our Assemblyman — A New York Republican from 1968.

Vernon Jolley U.S. Congress — He was the Democratic nominee against Rep. Marge Roukema (R) in New Jersey's 5th District in 1986.

Catalyst for Change / Shirley Chisholm for President — Chisholm, an African-American member of the House from Brooklyn, sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1972.

So, when you add Love + Vernon + Shirley, you might end up with ...

Laverne and Shirley — the ABC sitcom that ran between 1976 and 1983, starring Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams.

Anyway, this week's schlemazel winner, chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... Paddy McGuire of Portland, Ore.

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