Comedienne Sarah Silverman has stepped into the US political arena, urging young Jewish citizens to encourage their grandparents to vote for presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
Silverman stars in the provocative comedy sketch entitled The Great Schlep, reflecting on her own Jewish sensibility to relate to young voters, hoping their influence will transcend to older generations in the swing state of Florida.
Silverman praises the Democratic presidential candidate in the clip, calling him “the goodest (sic) person we’ve ever had as a presidential choice”.
In the satire, she adds: “If Barack Obama doesn’t become the next president of the United States, I’m going to blame the Jews.”
And the 37-year-old is defending her attempt to bridge the gap between the generations, telling the New York Times: “The people that vote there are the elderly Jews, and they’re not voting Obama because his name is scary. But who has more power with them than their grandchildren?”
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