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Button 159: George H. Bush, Richard Nixon, Dan Quayle arm-in-arm. # 2 of 4


Button 159: George H. Bush, Richard Nixon, Dan Quayle arm-in-arm. #  2 of 4
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    159. Vote Republican!: Republicans Attack (2) 1992.

    On this second of four "campaign" buttons Presidential candidate George Bush Sr. and Vice-Presidential candidate Dan Quayle nervously flank ebullient pariah Richard Nixon. Background: writer Jim Vance (Kings in Disguise) and pioneer computer cartoonist Mark Landman (Buzz, Blue Loco) collaborated on an elaborate and hilarious boxed card set released during the presidential election campaign of 1992. Starting with the visual premise and format of the iconic Mars Attacks! trading cards issued years earlier by Topps Gum, they playfully inserted the major politicians of the day in a wild doomsday scenario. The card set even include "wild card" Ross Perot, the eyebrow-raising third party candidate.

    Democrats like Edward Kennedy were skewered but the Republicans, as the title implies, were really skewered. The card set won rave reviews in institutions as conservative as the Wall Street Journal (front page article). Publisher Kitchen Sink Press decided that the most appropriate way to promote the presidential parody was via traditional campaign buttons. After abandoning the large 2.25 inch diameter buttons after #127 in 1984, the size was revived for this 4-button set only. (See also buttons #158, 160 and 161.)

    Rare. 2.25 inch diameter. $15.00

    One note, for serious button collectors, you may want to read the KSP BUTTON TEXT which explains the numbering systems for identifying the various buttons produced over the last 30 years, or see the COMPLETE KSP BUTTON LIST. The list is VERY long, so be patient while it loads.


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    Button 159: George H. Bush, Richard Nixon, Dan Quayle arm-in-arm. # 2 of 4

    159. Vote Republican!: Republicans Attack (2) 1992.

    On this second of four "campaign" buttons Presidential candidate George Bush Sr. and Vice-Presidential candidate Dan Quayle nervously flank ebullient pariah Richard Nixon. Background: writer Jim Vance (Kings in Disguise) and pioneer computer cartoonist Mark Landman (Buzz, Blue Loco) collaborated on an elaborate and hilarious boxed card set released during the presidential election campaign of 1992. Starting with the visual premise and format of the iconic Mars Attacks! trading cards issued years earlier by Topps Gum, they playfully inserted the major politicians of the day in a wild doomsday scenario. The card set even include "wild card" Ross Perot, the eyebrow-raising third party candidate.

    Democrats like Edward Kennedy were skewered but the Republicans, as the title implies, were really skewered. The card set won rave reviews in institutions as conservative as the Wall Street Journal (front page article). Publisher Kitchen Sink Press decided that the most appropriate way to promote the presidential parody was via traditional campaign buttons. After abandoning the large 2.25 inch diameter buttons after #127 in 1984, the size was revived for this 4-button set only. (See also buttons #158, 160 and 161.)

    Rare. 2.25 inch diameter. $15.00

    One note, for serious button collectors, you may want to read the KSP BUTTON TEXT which explains the numbering systems for identifying the various buttons produced over the last 30 years, or see the COMPLETE KSP BUTTON LIST. The list is VERY long, so be patient while it loads.

    $15.00