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Paterson Slams SNL Blind Jokes

Paterson makes "third grade" comparison



    Paterson Slams SNL Blind Jokes
    Comedian Fred Armisen took a second turn as New York Gov. David Paterson in a Saturday Night Live sketch.

    Legally blind New York Gov. David Paterson is comparing "Saturday Night Live" to a bunch of third graders making fun of disabled people.

         The Democrat says the show's second skit featuring him as a clueless blind man with a checkered past of youthful drug use and womanizing promotes insensitivity against the disabled.
    The segment last week featured cast member Fred Armisen -- with one eye closed most of the time, the other focused on his own nose -- unable to see the host or a prop.
    Answering a reporter's question Thursday, Paterson said the show's continued parodies hurt disabled people not in a position to fight back.
    He blames the portrayal for a critical sign he saw this week before one of his budget presentations. It read: The blind leading the blind.