It's ScuttleButton Time! : It's All Politics Lots of complaints about how difficult (or obscure?) last week's ScuttleButton puzzle was.  We've made it much easier this week.  Sigh.
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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Aug. 26 ScuttleButton

I'm still getting angry e-mails about last week's ScuttleButton and how difficult (or obscure) it was.  I still think it was one of the best puzzles of all time.  Clearly, not everyone agrees with me.

I'm even hearing that there's going to be a rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial this Saturday to protest difficult ScuttleButton puzzles.  Of course, doing that would be sacrilegious and insulting -- no one should hold a rally on the same day as Glenn Beck's.

So this week's puzzle is much easier.  Sigh.  Is that what America wants?

Anyway, don't forget how to play.  Once a week on this blog, there are buttons displayed vertically. 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.