AMERICAN NOTES: Humphrey? Go Fish

"All right, gents, let's see some cards."

"Lookin' good. I've got Pat Nixon hawking pie, Jane of Arc Fonda on the battlements and Martha Mitchell on the phone."

"Read 'em and weep. Richard Nixon in an ermine robe, Strom Thurmond in a Confederate flag and Lyndon Johnson serving rockets at a barbecue."

Such are the hands drawn at a new game of satirical poker played with "Politicards." The idea was concocted by a Los Angeles copywriter-artist team, Lee Livingston and Peter Green, who turned a standard deck into a riffle of 54 political caricatures (including the two obvious jokers, William F. Buckley...

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