The Great Schlep

The conclusion of the holidays means two things for American Jews after eating for the Yom Kippur break fast. First, it is time for Bill Clinton to start campaigning. For those who might have forgotten, Bill told Larry King that he was holding off on campaigning for Obama until after the Jewish Holidays. Now there is nothing keeping him from campaigning in Arkansas. Secondly, it is time for The Great Schlep.

No, for our Jewish readers, The Great Schlep isn’t an event you missed when you fell asleep during Hebrew school. It is a plan devised by Sarah Silverman and described in the video above.  The web site also explains it (but watch the video–it’s much funnier).

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.

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