It's ScuttleButton Time! : It's All Politics A new format for Political Junkie, but the ScuttleButton puzzle is still the same. Pick a word or concept per button and come up with a solution.
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It's ScuttleButton Time!

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My Political Junkie blog has gone back to its original format, a once-or-twice-a-week column, and I'm excited about that. I'm also excited about my role in NPR's Impact of Government Project, an endeavor which I will explain soon.

But no excitement could be complete without the return of ScuttleButton, America's favorite waste-of-time exercise. And so it's back.

I'll restate the rules because it's been awhile. On Fridays, I put forward a vertical display of buttons. Your job is to 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.)

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 last puzzle and its solution.

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. 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.