A Call to Head South for Obama

One of the hallmarks of comedian Sarah Silverman’s aggressively non-PC style is that she manages to make shockingly offensive and bigoted jokes, but delivers all of her material with the same deadpan expression. She’s attractive, and it’s hard to know what to make of her blank, little girl face, coupled as it is with her inflammatory riffs on, among other things, rape, doodie and black people. Either you “get” her and think she’s doing the whole thing with an ironic wink, forcing us to confront our own intolerance and prejudices. Or you think she’s merely discovered the lazy route to creating controversy, and that her use of taboo subjects is cheap and obvious and just not that funny.