The Mocking of the President


Gerald C. Gardner

Publication Year



Political Humor


Wayne State Univ Press

The Mocking of the President: A History of Campaign Humor from Ike to Ronnie (Humor in Life and Letters)

by Gerald C. Gardner

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

Nearly every president and would-be president (and their veeps) have left behind a trail of inconsistencies, embarrassments, and downright absurdities. Naturally these have not gone unnoticed by columnists, humorists, cartoonists, and rival candidates. In this book, Gardner ( All the Presidents’ Wits ) examines three decades of poking fun at presidential hopefuls and concludes that the relief it affords voters is a psychological necessity. He presents examples of the clever, sometimes malicious remarks commentators have made. A few of those represented are Art Buchwald, Mark Russell, Johnny Carson, and Jules Feiffer. One broad smile from start to finish, this book should appeal to a large audience. A.J. Anderson, G.S.L.I.S., Simmons Coll., Boston
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product details

  • Series: Humor in Life and Letters
  • Hardcover: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Wayne State Univ Press (May 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814320562
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814320563
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.5 inches

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