Washington, July 18 (ANI): Comedian Sarah Silverman has made an 'indecent proposal' to a billionaire Republican backer in her bid to reveal to the public the realities of campaign financing.
In a YouTube video that was posted on Monday, Silverman proposes that if Las Vegas casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson gives the 100 million dollars that he has pledged to Mitt Romney to Barack Obama's campaign instead she'll engage in some racy behaviour with him.
"If you give that 100 million dollars to Obama instead of Romney, I will-well, I won't have sex with you because we're not married and I am a nice girl," ABC News quoted her as saying in the video before naming a sex act that includes keeping her clothes on.
According to Forbes magazine, Adelson, whose net worth is estimated at 25 billion dollars, has reportedly already donated 10 million dollars to pro-Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future and pledged "limitless" donations to defeat Obama.
Though it's very unlikely that Adelson would ever contribute to Obama, the video inadvertently sheds light on the power a handful of wealthy individuals now wield in American politics.
According to recent calculations by the Atlantic magazine just, ".000063 percent [of the population]-- 196 Americans-have given more than 80 percent of the super-PAC money spent in the presidential elections so far."
"We're uncomfortable with the size of the gift, [and] that one person can singlehandedly affect the election," Mik Moore, treasurer for the Jewish Council for Education and Research, the pro-Obama PAC behind the video, said about Adelson's contributions.
Moore said that as a left-leaning Jewish political organization, his group objected to many of Adelson's political positions.
"They are not reflective of the priorities of American Jews, but [his money has] given him a large megaphone for which to amplify his views," he said.
About the risqu? language with which Silverman makes that point, Moore said: "Sarah is a comedian. Her priority is doing something funny and attention getting." (ANI)