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Gov. Paterson Gets In Jabs Of His Own On SNL

Gov. David Paterson (Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Gov. David Paterson (Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)


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NEW YORK (AP) – Mocked for years on “Saturday Night Live,” the governor of New York has appeared on the show to dish back.

Gov. David Paterson came on Saturday night during the show’s “Weekend Update” segment. He interrupted cast member Fred Armisen, who was in character as the governor. Armisen plays Paterson as a clueless blind man with a past of youthful drug use and womanizing.

Paterson joked that being governor is a lot like “Saturday Night Live.” He says “there are a lot of characters, it’s funny for 10 minutes and then you just want it to be over.”

Paterson has said the show’s parodies hurt disabled people who can’t fight back. He said Saturday that he has a good sense of humor but jokes about the disabled are “sophomoric and stupid.”

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