Photograph of Richard Nixon in center with red and black text on a white outer border.
In 1988, comedy writer Gerald Gardner release the book, The Mocking of a President: A History of Campaign Humor From Ike to Ronnie. The book is the first in Gardner's series of works chronicling jokes made by, and about, political candidates, including President Richard Nixon.
Gardner began publishing political humor in 1966 with the release of the first book in his Who's In Charge Here? series. These works added humorous captions to pictures of politicians. Besides his political books, Gardner is best known for writing the successful 1960s television comedies, Get Smart and The Monkees, along with his writing partner, Dee Caruso.
Barnes, Mike. (2012, June 1). "Dee Caruso, a Writer on Classic 1960s Sitcoms, Dies at 83." The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved at https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dee-caruso-writer-sitcoms-332216.
Wolfe, Digby. (1988, September 11). "A Different Kind of Acid Reign : THE MOCKING OF THE PRESIDENT A History of Campaign Humor From Ike to Ronnie by Gerald Gardner." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved at http://articles.latimes.com/1988-09-11/books/bk-2881_1_gerald-gardner.