The Truth Today — Issue 6

Riddled with Presidential Candidates

In this issue of “The Truth Today”, your less than humble editor has prepared a list of 27 “riddles” based on the names of those who are currently (or were) running for the 2020 Presidential Election. Your editor briefly (maybe 10 seconds) considered creating a crossword puzzle, but:

  • Many of the hints are puns. Puns are more a quality of riddles than of crossword puzzles.
     
  • Laying out a crossword puzzle seemed like a lot of work.
     
Rules of the Game
  • There 27 hints … presented in no particular order.
     
  • Each hint is related to a different candidate.
     
  • Most, but not all, of the hints refer to the candidate’s last name.
     

Each hint is followed by an “Answer” link in purple. When you think you know the candidate (or when you give up), click on the link to see the candidate … and, if necessary, an explanation of how the hint relates to the candidate’s name. Each answer is followed by a “Continue” link (also in purple). Clicking on that link will take you to the next question.

Perhaps you haven’t been paying attention to the Presidential election that is still almost 16 months in the future. (You have a life beyond politics? Your editor is shocked!) If you need a crib sheet, click on this link to open a list of the names and pictures of the 2020 Presidential Candidates.

 

Here we go …
  1. You may have to clean up after this candidate.

    Answer

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  2. Small stones won’t hurt this candidate.

    Answer

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  3. This is how little Benjamin might tell you that he’s finished his dinner.

    Answer

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  4. This candidate is good at moving from side to side or forward and backward.

    Answer

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  5. This candidate likes to cut cloves.

    Answer

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  6. The river is black when this candidate is around.

    Answer

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  7. This candidate holds two pieces of metal together.

    Answer

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  8. This candidate may be descended from the child of a saint.

    Answer

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  9. This candidate likes to torment the President.

    Answer

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  10. This candidate might be the head of the German-American “Mafia”.

    Answer

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  11. This candidate describes the state of the rocks that form lava.

    Answer

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  12. This candidate describes a tall shoe sitting in a corner.

    Answer

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  13. This candidate might be a pig farmer.

    Answer

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  14. This candidate is a member of a group of specialists among those who make furniture.

    Answer

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  15. This candidate’s first name is the same as a bird’s last name.

    Answer

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  16. This candidate is just waiting.

    Answer

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  17. This candidate probably keeps track of debits and credits … or, hires theatrical performers.

    Answer

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  18. This candidate’s last name might make you think we’re referring to Bill’s boy?

    Answer

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  19. This candidate is not related to any dictator.

    Answer

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  20. You might want to gamble on this candidate.

    Answer

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  21. This candidate is active as a matter of principle.

    Answer

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  22. This candidate makes a home for rabbits.

    Answer

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  23. This candidate could prove to be quite illustrious.

    Answer

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  24. This candidate has the means for imprisoning a male bovine.

    Answer

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  25. This is a recently made-up word for the choking and coughing you get when you take too big of a bong hit.

    Answer

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  26. This candidate bears the mark of a well-known saloon that’s now located in the Cedars district of Dallas, Texas.

    Answer

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  27. This candidate talks about Shakespeare a lot.
     
    Answer
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Jay Inslee  Blue Jay 100(The bird on the right is a Blue Jay. Governor Inslee’s first name is Jay. The bird’s “last name” is Jay.)

Continue

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Don Trump  Mob Boss 100(Don is a title given to a crime boss. Irony is alive and well.)

Continue

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Cory Booker  Bookkeeper 100(Booker is British slang for a bookkeeper or a theatrical hiring agent.)

Continue


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Julián Castro  Not Cuba 100(He’s of Mexican-American descent; not Cuban.)

Continue

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Elizabeth Warren  Rabbit Warren 100(A warren is a group of holes in the ground connected by tunnels in which rabbits live.)

Continue

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Steve Bullock  Bull behind Bars 100(Bull Lock)

Continue

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Michael Bennet  Ben Ate 100(If you asked little Benjamin, “Did you eat?”, he might say, “Ben Et.”)

Continue


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Marianne Williamson  Father and Son 100(William’s Son)

Continue

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Amy Klobuchar  Woman Cutting Cloves 100(Clow … a British word equivalent to clove … Butcher)

Continue

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Tom Steyer  Pig Sty 150(Sty-er … A sty is a pig pen.)

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Bill de Blasio  Saint Blaise 100(De means “about” in Latin and “of” in several of the romance languages. Blasio is a derivative of the surname “Blaise”. Saint Blaise was a physician and bishop of Sebastea in historical Armenia.)

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Kirsten Gillibrand  Gilleys Pasadena Texas 100(“Gilley” Brand)   The original Gilley’s was a bar/honky tonk founded in 1971 by country singer Mickey Gilley in Pasadena, Texas. It was the central location in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy.

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Kamala Harris  Harassing Trump150(Harass)

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John Delaney  Black River 100(Delaney is a derivative of the Gaelic
Ó Dubhsláine, Dubh meaning black and Slaine for the River Slaine.)

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Bill Weld  Welder 100(A weld is a joint formed by touching two pieces of metal together; heating the point at which they touch until the metals melt; and letting them cool to create a permanent bond.)

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Bernie Sanders  Sander 100(Without someone to sand the furniture, it would be rough and might give you splinters.)

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Seth Moulton  Lava 100(Lava is molten rock.)

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Mike Gravel  Gravel 100(Gravel is a bunch of small stones.)

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Tim Ryan  Little King 100(Although the original meaning is obscure, popular sources typically suggest that the name Ryan means “little king” or “illustrious”.)

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Joe Biden  Biding Time 100(Until he officially announced his candidacy on April 25, 2019, Joe was just bidin’ his time.)

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Tulsi Gabbard  Shakespeare 100(Gab[s] about the Bard of Avon.)

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Beto O’Rourke  Roulette Wheel 100(Bet on O’Rourke)

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John Hickenlooper  Get a Bong 100(Because he was Governor of Colorado  when it became the first state in the Union to legalize recreational marijuana, his last name has become urban slang.)

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Andrew Yang  Yin-Yang 100(In Chinese philosophy, Yang is the active force; Yin is the receptive force.)

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Pete Buttigieg  Boot-Edge-Edge 100(Boot-edge-edge)   That’s Mayor Pete’s description of how people can learn to pronounce and remember his name.

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Eric Swaiwell  Swaying 100(Sway Well)   Not long after the 1st pair of Democratic Party candidate debates, Representative Swaiwell dropped out of the Presidential Race. He plans to concentrate on his re-election to the House.

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Wayne Messam  Mess 100(Mess ’em … as in Mess ’em up.)
 
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How did you do?

Are you tired of groaning at the puns …,

… and cursing at obscure connections?

You were warned.

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