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SNL Mocks NY Governor's Blindness — Does It Cross the Line?

SNL Mocks NY Governor's Blindness — Does It Cross the Line?

Being the butt of an SNL parody usually means a politician has secured national recognition, but NY Governor David Paterson was none too pleased when the show mocked his blindness this weekend. In the sketch, the New York governor is lambasted for his past drug use, extramarital affair, and the fact that he's legally blind. Paterson, who said he can take a joke, reacted to the sketch today calling it:

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. I run the place I work in, so I don't have to be worried about being discriminated against."

Do you agree with Gov. Paterson that such a depiction could lead to discrimination of the blind?

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