Ed Driscoll

This Groundhog has Seconds to Live!

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Hello Mr. Groundhog. This day will be extremely painful. For you.

So just to review, Obama ate a dog, and Bill DiBlasio has killed a Groundhog. And these are PETA’s preferred politicians. Not to mention the Staten Island Zoo, which hushed up the incident. Because they’re all about the animals. Except when they’re all about protecting their fellow Democrats:

This is a silly story, except it’s not.

The Democrat Party and the government (not to mention the media) have simply fused.

Even silly things like this — the accidental dropping of a groundhog on Groundhog’s Day — are now covered up.

A week after Hizzoner dropped Staten Island Chuck in front of a crowd of spectators on Feb. 2, the winter-weather prognosticator died of internal injuries — and then the coverup began, The Post has learned.Staten Island Zoo officials went to great lengths to hide the death from the public — and keep secret the fact that “Chuck” was actually “Charlotte,” a female impostor, sources said Wednesday.

The zoo told a few Staten Island Zoo supporters, but claimed the groundhog died of natural causes.

The stand-in was found dead in her enclosure at the Staten Island Zoo on Feb. 9 — and a necropsy determined she died from “acute internal injuries,” sources said.
She had fallen nearly 6 feet when the mayor lost his grip during the Groundhog Day photo op. Sources said her injuries were consistent with a fall.

Instead of revealing the sad loss, the zoo — which gets nearly half of its $3.5 million in annual funding from the city — told the staff to keep the mayor’s office in the dark about the animal’s fate.

With PETA punting on the issue and the Staten Island Zoo allegedly covering it up, a cynical person would be forced to conclude:

Add that to the awesome driving skilz of Ted Kennedy, Jim McGreevy, and Texas DA Rosemary Lehmberg and the answer is obvious. When you’re on the left, you’re granted…

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(Apologies — that song may be a federal crime as well.)

Update: “Liberal Politicians Can’t Stop Killing Innocent Creatures: NYC mayor slaughters lovable groundhog in brutal death smash.”