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Joe Biden’s grabby habits as a retail politician may once have served him well — but in the #MeToo era he seems, well, out of touch. So last night’s SNL cold open spoofs the former vice president (played by a returning Jason Sueikis) — and it should be a teaching moment, except that he has so much trouble learning.

The supporting cast includes Kenan Thompson and Cecily Strong as Biden advisers, Kate McKinnon as an exasperated sensitivity trainer — whom he greets with an Eskimo kiss — and Leslie Jones as a potential voter.

Will this problem take Biden down before he even declares his candidacy? It’s too early to tell, but this opening sketch hilariously illustrates why he’s in trouble now.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

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