It's ScuttleButton Time! : It's All Politics With vacation plans interrupting the Political Junkie schedule, ScuttleButton will appear in this space on Thursdays, not Fridays, for the rest of the month.  Starting today.
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Yes, It's Thursday, But It's ScuttleButton Time!

ScuttleButton for Aug. 5

As you may have seen from my note in this space yesterday, I am going to be off every Friday from now until Labor Day.  And, as America knows, Friday is ScuttleButton day.

The solution:  The ScuttleButton puzzle will appear for the rest of this month on a Thursday.  Like starting today.

As you know, every week on this blog I put up a display of buttons, arranged vertically.  Your job:  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

Click here for the answer to last week's puzzle.

And, by adding your name to the Political Junkie mailing list, you will be the first on your block to receive notice when a new puzzle goes up on the blog. Sign up at Or you can make sure to get an automatic RSS feed whenever a new Junkie post goes up by clicking here.

Good luck, and have a great weekend!

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.