Happy GroundHog Day – February 2, 2012
On February 1, the day after the Florida Republican primary, Punxsutawney Phil GroundHog was trending higher on Yahoo than Mitt Romney.
Perhaps Punxsutawney Phil GroundHog should be running for President?
By a sheer bit of nut luck I was able to interview the most famous of marmots. Here’s what he had to say:
Reporter: How can you attest to being so popular?
Punxsutawney Phil: It’s the middle of winter, a season most people are sick of by now. It’s the flu season. It’s the shovel the snow season. It’s the flights delayed due to bad weather season. It’s the high utility bill season. What else do these people have to do? I give them hope. They have to only listen to my rhetoric once a year unlike those god awful debates that drone on and on. I got you babe.
Reporter: What do you say to the skeptics who don’t think your winter prophesies are on target?
Punxsutawney Phil: Like any agenda, people will debate it. Are you going to believe me, the most famous ground hog prognosticator in the land or are you going to believe something as flim flam as the U.S. Weather Service? Nobody trusts government any more. I got you babe.
Reporter: Why is there only one GroundHog that makes the determination of when winter will end?
Punxsutawney Phil: You want a committee? Get serious. When has a committee ever been able to make a unanimous decision about anything lately? I got you babe.
Reporter: What do groundhogs do the rest of the year?
Punxsutawney Phil: We mate, forage, hibernate, spawn, play, explore. Fortunately for you we do very little pontificating. I got you babe.
Reporter: Who is Punxsutawney Phyllis?
Punxsutawney Phil: Ah, that sweet thing is my niece and she keeps me on my toes. She is so popular that she even has a series of books in her name. Now I can see her going into politics some day. I got you babe.
Reporter: Do you have any departing words for your bipartisan fans?
Punxsutawney Phil: Yes, if you cannot be here in beautiful Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania in person freezing you butt off at sunrise with a lot of other nut jobs then tune in on February 2 – GroundHog Day and you can watch me via live streaming media. I got you babe.
For more groundhog trivia, forage here.