Writing for Canada’s Globe and Mail about the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, John Doyle used Sarah as evidence of the impact of Sanders’ appeal to the idealistic. The relevant excerpt:
…last August, Sarah Silverman introduced and endorsed Sanders in front of a crowd of 27,000 people at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, saying, “His moral compass and sense of values inspires me.” She listed the ways in which Sanders was right – his work on civil rights in 1960s, gay marriage in the 1980s, opposing the Iraq war and promoting the regulation of Wall Street. “Bernie is not for sale,” she said.
Hillary Clinton might have Lena Dunham, Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand on her side, but Sanders has the coolest of cool comedians in Silverman. And in emotional impact, she outweighs any number of multimillionaire entertainment-establishment types.