Last weekend, “Saturday Night Live” did a sketch purporting to mock Mitt Romney???s supposed discomfort in addressing a racially diverse audience. The skit included Romney inviting a black audience member to high-five, then noticing that the poor fellow doesn???t have any arms.
That???s actually a Joe Biden moment, repurposed as Romney satire. Biden is the one who told a paraplegic man in a wheelchair, State Senator Chuck Graham, to ???stand up??? during a 2008 rally in Missouri. The New York Times wondered if maybe choosing a ???human verbal wrecking crew??? like Biden for a running mate was such a good idea. Their concern proved to be very well founded.
Working this kind of thing into a Mitt Romney satire is as weird as it would have been for “Saturday Night Live” to portray Jimmy Carter as clumsy instead of Gerald Ford during a 1976 skit. Oh, and for the record, this is what it really looks like when Mitt Romney addresses a ???racially diverse??? crowd: