During the "Weekend Update" segment of NBC's irreverent comedy show, actor Fred Armisen played Paterson, imitating his wandering eye, gravelly voice and blunt, self-effacing demeanor...But here's the line that I like.
As longtime "SNL" player Amy Poehler was announcing her departure from the show, Armisen's Paterson started wandering, as if lost, in front of the camera.
"Gov. Paterson . . . you're in the shot!" a chuckling Poehler said.
Paterson's spokesman, Errol Cockfield, said, "The governor is sure that 'Saturday Night Live,' with all of its talent, can find a way to be funny without being offensive," Cockfield said.I wonder if Cockfield*snicker* thought the same thing over the last eight years? One skit stands out in my mind in particular in which they called President Bush a retard. Wasn't much outrage then.