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Saturday Night Live grafts Biden gaffe onto Romney

Video: 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.

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:

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.