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Mockery of governor's blindness strikes a nerve

   Gov. David A. Paterson was in "Saturday Night Live's" firing line over the weekend, with some of the jokes coming at the expense of his blindness.

   The governor has criticized the skit,  and so has the local and national chapters of the National Federation of the Blind, as well as the Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted Center for the Visually Impaired.

   Did "Saturday Night Live" go too far in drawing laughs that make fun of Paterson's blindness, or was it within acceptable bounds, especially for a show that, as Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin learned all too well, is known for its sharp jabs.

   If you watched the skit - which is easily found on the Internet - tell us what you think.

   - Mark Sommer

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