Al Franken Doesn't Make the Cut and Shops for a Better Deal

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Although there is no comment from the Franken camp, apparently commentator and funnyman Al Franken has started his own talk show in retaliation for being replaced in the 2004 deck of Politicards. Franken was the Ace of Hearts in the Politicards 2000 election deck, but has been replaced by octogenarian Fritz Hollings, the retiring and distinguished Senator from South Carolina, in the current 2004 deck. The senior statesman can be seen dancing his final soft-shoe performance in this latest edition of Politicards, and Franken should not begrudge the honorable Mr. Hollings a position in what has once again become this election year’s most popular and humorous collectible.

The list of pundits ripe for roasting in Politicards 2004 includes Ann Coulter, Michael Moore, Bill O’Reilly, William Kristol, and Pat Buchanan. Rumor has it that Al Franken was miffed at missing the cut for 2004. He was depicted in Politicard’s Election 2000 deck playing a carnival “Whack-A-Mole” game and pounding on Rush Limbaugh’s head. But he will apparently have the chance to do it on the airwaves -- for real -- with his soon-to-debut radio talk show. Don’t worry, Al, you’ll have a shot at the 2008 deck if you survive!

Politicards, the original “caricatures of politicians” on playing cards, continues the tradition it began in 1972 of playfully roasting the nation’s top political players and pundits. With 54 hand-drawn caricatures on premium quality, American-made playing cards, Politicards 2004 pokes non-partisan fun at the Democratic challengers, the current White House, select media pundits, and all the leading politicians of this election year.

The history of Politicards, views of all the decks past and present, and the artist’s biographical information are available on the Politicards website, http://www.politicards.com. Politicards are sold in gift, book, card, and department stores across the nation, and are also available directly from the publisher at (888) 514-CARD (2273) or online at the Politicards store.

Politicards 2004 are available for editorial syndication. Contact Politicards for more information.

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