Sarah Silverman, political prostitute

Last election, the comedian rallied Jews in Florida to vote for Obama. This time, she’s got an indecent proposal on the table

Remember Sarah Silverman’s Great Schlep? It was the year 2008 and the Jewish comedian implored her people—the American ones, anyway—to prove that Jews are in fact, the “scrappy, civil-rightsy” types they claim to be, by making the schlep to Florida (where old Jewish people are known to hibernate) and convincing their grandparents to vote for Barack Obama.

Apparently it worked. In 2008, Obama won Florida 51-48 per cent against Republican hopeful John McCain.

But things are different this time around. Obama is currently trailing competitor Mitt Romney by three per cent in the Sunshine State. And there’s a  substantial amount of Republican politicking going in Florida Senior —Israel—a country with an American expat community roughly the size of Fort Lauderdale. The Republican Jewish Coalition has been very busy in the Holy Land, most likely trying to convince its brethren that the man who orchestrated the murder of Osama Bin Laden is soft on foreign policy, especially when it comes to Israel. No doubt Zionist casino magnate and Republican Daddy Warbucks, Sheldon Adelson feels this way: the eighth richest man in America has pledged to shell out $100 million to the Romney campaign.

Which means his grandchildren must have already made the Great Schlep and failed, because Silverman has ditched the schlep strategy in favour of another one: offering Mr. Adelson her body (though not all of it, she’s a “good girl”) in exchange for a $100-million donation to Obama instead of Romney…

So what’ll it be, Sheldon?  Protect the Jewish state from neighbouring terrorists and a socialist president, or be the only major Republican donor to get scissored by a bikini-clad Jewess with big naturals?

It turns out not even billionaires can have it all.




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Sarah Silverman, political prostitute

  1. From a political standpoint, this is a better way to go. The great schlep was ill-targeted (yes, I realize that it’s purpose was self-promotion of an unfunny provocateur, not re-electing Obama). Florida is the only swing state with all that many Jewish voters, and even there they only comprise 4% of the electorate. Moreover, bubbie was going to vote for Obama anyway. Obama beat McCain 78-21 among Jewish voters – even larger than his margin among gay voters (went for Obama 70-27).

  2. As someone who has seen Take this Waltz I can confirm that Sarah Siverman does have big naturals.

  3. Truly a subject worthy of the writer.

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