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SNL vs. Gov. Paterson of New York


Saturday’s SNL featured a “Weekend Update” skit poking-fun at New York’s blind governor, David Paterson. I thought the jokes about his drug use were fair game. Making fun of him because he’s blind was not. Here’s the clip:

The New York Post has more on Gov. Paterson’s reaction:

But Paterson and advocates for the visually impaired didn’t appreciate stock blind jokes that had Armisen pretending to be disoriented and wandering aimlessly.

“I can take a joke,” Paterson told reporters.

But he called the SNL spoof a “third-grade depiction of people and the way they look” that could lead others to believe that “disability goes hand-in-hand with an inability to run a government or business.”


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