Gun control, stupid drivers and Patrick Henry High School’s “Les Miserables” in today’s letters to the editor.
Give Phil a break
Everybody’s angry at Punxsutawney Phil because he got the end of winter wrong. Ohio prosecutor Mike Gmoser even wants to bring him up on charges.
I would like to point out that even the weather forecasters on the local radio, TV and this newspaper don’t have a great track record. It can be pouring rain, and the radio will say “a chance of showers.”
Phil doesn’t have a college degree, expensive equipment or satellite images. In short, he’s a rodent.
Editor’s note: Gmoser has said he will reconsider the fraud charge in light of an admission by the animal’s handler, Bill Deeley, president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle, that he misinterpreted Phil’s groundhog-ese and mistakenly announced an early spring.