Main | Monday, December 15, 2008

Gov. Paterson Is Not Amused

Despite his legendary sense of humor about his disability, New York Gov. David Paterson was not amused by his portrayal on Saturday Night Live this weekend.
Gov. David Paterson's office lashed out at an impersonation of him on the final 2008 episode of "Saturday Night Live" that made him into a blind, bumbling, whack job with a drug problem that may (or may not) be classified as "a former one." Paterson's spokesman, Errol Cockfield, released this statement late Sunday: "The governor engages in humor all the time, and he can certainly take a joke. However, this particular Saturday' Night Live' skit unfortunately chose to ridicule people with physical disabilities and imply that disabled people are incapable of having jobs with serious responsibilities. The governor is sure that Saturday' Night Live,' with all of its talent, can find a way to be funny without being offensive. Knowing the governor, he might even have some suggestions himself."
I thought it was pretty crummy too.

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