Sarah Silverman Rides to the Rescue

by James M. Wall

I was reluctant to post Sarah Silverman‘s clip. But John McCain leaves me no choice. Silverman is a Jewish comedian who hangs out on the HBO network where she can use, shall we say, strong language.

I am willing to cut her some slack with the naughty words because this little clip about her preferred candidate, Barack Obama, brings some greatly needed humor and wisdom to this campaign. The clip is distributed by The Jewish Council for Education and Research.

If naughty language offends you, don’t watch her clip. But ponder this: She is talking about Florida. Remember Al Gore in 2000?

Sarah has a warning to grandparents who have retired to Florida. Vote for John McCain and no grand children will visit for a year.

The McCain campaign’s outright lies and smirky or false innuendoes about Obama have been with us since the campaign began. Now, with less than a month before November 4, McCain has gone 100% negative. Here are samples.

The negative slide starts with an August ad that concludes, “white chicks love him”, and travels down a sad trail to a 90 second warning that Chicago Professor Bill Ayers is a danger to the nation. Watch this one and weep for our nation.

Not because of Ayers, but because your Aunt Maude and her entire garden club believes this stuff.

How does Barack Obama respond?  He quietly reminds us, McCain “was not willing to say It to my face.”


ONE MORE THING:  Next time you see Aunt Maude, ask her, as a favor to her favorite niece or nephew, to please listen to this seven minute speech by the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka. Posted by columnist Andrew Sullian, it is one of the clearest presentations I have heard to bring Aunt Maude to her senses.

About wallwritings

From 1972 through 1999, James M. Wall was editor and publisher of the Christian Century magazine, based in Chicago, lllinois. He was a Contributing Editor of the Century from 1999 until July, 2017. He has written this blog, wall, since it was launched April 27, 2008. If you would like to receive Wall Writings alerts when new postings are added to this site, send a note, saying, Please Add Me, to Biography: Journalism was Jim's undergraduate college major at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He has earned two MA degrees, one from Emory, and one from the University of Chicago, both in religion. He is an ordained United Methodist clergy person. He served for two years in the US Air Force, and three additional years in the USAF reserve. While serving on active duty with the Alaskan Command, he reached the rank of first lieutenant. He has worked as a sports writer for both the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, was editor of the United Methodist magazine, Christian Advocate for ten years, and editor and publisher of the Christian Century magazine for 27 years. James M Wall died March 22, 2021 at age 92. His family appreciates all of his readers, even those who may have disagreed with his well-informed writings.
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2 Responses to Sarah Silverman Rides to the Rescue

  1. Pauline Coffman says:

    Loved it, Jim. Thanks.

  2. Jim, I laughed my…you know…off. thanks for the link.

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