Video: SNL goes after blind New York governor again
posted at 1:26 pm on February 1, 2009 by Allahpundit
Here’s why I don’t worry about being sent to hell for my atheism; I’m destined to end up there anyway for laughing at stuff like this. It’s not so much the gags that make it funny as the pure shock of seeing them revisit this joke after they took so much heat the first time around for goofing on his disability, including from Paterson himself. There’s an inspired randomness to the impression, too. Except for his blindness, he’s a nondescript figure, yet someone on staff somehow got the idea to play him as a sort of Borscht belt comedian. It’d be like turning the governor of Maine into a Don Rickles-ish insult comic. Absurd, but that’s why it works.