As long as there have been politicians politicizing, there have been satirists satirizing them. Way back in the eighteenth century, playing cards lampooning real kings and queens, dealt out political satire in parlors across Europe. Politicards carry on that tradition.
The idea for Politicards first came to Peter Green when he was asked to sculpt a chess set featuring the leading contenders in the 1972 race for the U.S. Presidency. As an illustrator, Green thought putting caricatures of the candidates on a deck of playing cards might be a more practical and appropriate approach.
The idea proved sound. Launched with the advertising slogan "Nixon For King", the entire first printing sold out in a few weeks. The Los Angeles Times proclaimed, "Politicards Sweeping the Nation." Politicards '72 went on to become a coveted collector's item.
Time marched on but political satire lagged behind. By 1996, American voters were once again in need of a good laugh. Realizing the truth of Will Rogers' adage that, "Every man looks good until he is elected", Peter Green created Politicards '96, which quickly became the bestselling political collectible of that election.
Politicards 2000, 2004 and 2008 have carried this bestselling tradition of political satire forward into the new millennium. In political humor, honesty is often the best parody. Your vote -- and a deck of Politicards -- are the best guarantee that "we the people" will always have the last laugh.