Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sarah Silverman Announces The Great Schlep To Florida For Obama

In the video above, comedian Sarah Silverman tells young Jews to schlep down to the critical electoral state of Florida and tell their grandparents to vote for Barack Obama. After enumerating the candidate's assets, she advises letting grandparents know that if they don't vote for Obama, their grandchildren won't visit for a year.

If you're offended by expletives or edgy humor, skip this video. As for me, any message that gets any group to support Obama is a good thing.

Silverman's web site, The Great Schlep, states that the campaign is ultimately non-denominational: The Great Schlep aims to have Jewish grandchildren visit their grandparents in Florida, educate them about Obama, and therefore swing the crucial Florida vote in his favor. Don’t have grandparents in Florida? Not Jewish? No problem! You can still become a schlepper and make change happen in 2008, simply by talking to your relatives about Obama.

To visit The Great Schlep, click here.


Anonymous said...

I saw on World News tonight a story about this "Schlep". Even though I am a middle of the road, currently undecided voter (mainly because I don't like how either party is campaigning). I thought the video was mainly tastless because she says that if your grandparents won't vote for Obama, hopefully they will stay healthy for another year. I think that is horrible. You have elderly grandparents and you threaten to not visit them if they don't agree with you? Hopefully they won't DIE before you see them again?

Even from Sarah Silverman this is way tacky. I think she is usually very funny and witty, but this is just horrible.

Jeff Tone said...

Well, I warned you not to watch it if you don't like edgy humor! But I think you're taking it much too literally. I don't think that Silverman is really calling for a boycott of one's grandparents--just some persuasion that they vote for Obama in the important electoral state of Florida.