Paterson Spoof and Bloomie Blow-upApr 21 10:57
I am very curious to know what you all think of this video of New York Governor David Paterson mocking the wheelchair users who appeared in an SEIU ad using pathos to attack his health care cuts, specifically the ones affecting nursing homes. Paterson, who is blind, raised a fuss back in December when Saturday Night Live spoofed him in a skit that portrayed him as a bumbling, inept politician – playing heavily on his blindness.
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1. garypresley | Apr 21 03:18
Paterson erred, I think, in not being funny enough to pull off the satire. It's difficult to tell, the audio being less than perfect and the audience laughter seemingly forced. My problem with the Bloomberg incident is that the reporter should have recognized the mayor was being a pretentious boor and said something akin to "Hey, I'm moving as fast as I can here! Hold your horses." But I understand. I always remember the right thing to say 24 hours post-incident. Gary www.garypresley.com
2. Unbreakable | Apr 21 04:55
(Paterson said Monday his portrayal, performed by actor Fred Armisen, amounted to a "third-grade depiction of individuals.") Seems he can dish it out, but can't take it. This guy is supposed to be a political leader? More like an overgrown man-child. He likes to BE the bully, but when the joke is on him, he wants to run to mommy...