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‚?Ě during a 2008 rally in Missouri.¬† The New York Times wondered if maybe choosing a ‚??human verbal wrecking crew‚?Ě 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‚?Ě crowd: