SNL Skit Torques NY Governor

New York governor David Paterson is not so great at taking a joke and is ticked off about being portrayed as “blind and bumbling” in a SNL sketch last Saturday. Link to entire SNL skit

A spokesman for Paterson, who became governor of New York last spring after then-Gov Eliot Spitzer was forced to resign amid a sex scandal, suggested the skit was offensive to all people with physical disabilities.

“The governor engages in humor all the time, and he can certainly take a joke,” said Risa Heller, Paterson’s communications director. “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.
Also during the skit, Amy Poehler said her goodbyes:

“This is my last show,” Poehler announced from her “Weekend Update” anchor desk. “I love you,” she told the audience, “and I will miss all of you very much.”

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