Another great Groundhog Day has come and gone.
Like all good conservative families, on Groundhog Eve we fasted from sun up to sun down. Then we had our traditional Groundhog Eve dinner with the family. The kids were undoubtedly excited and could not sleep, so we stayed up and watched Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day. I can watch that movie everyday. Can't you.
On Groundhog Day morning, the kids got up around 5:30a and ran into our room to wake us up. My wife reminded them that Puxsutawney Phil can not predict anything until the sun comes up on Gobbler's Knob. But we got up with them because we remember how excited we were on Groundhog Day when we were a kids.
Following family tradition, we turned the lights on and did shadow puppets. I did a few of the classics, Lincoln, Reagan and Charleston Heston. My two boys started to do a Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky shadow puppet skit, but we did not let that go to far. My six year old daughter did the best one of the day, at first we thought it was a snake, but it turned out to be Hillary giving a concession speech after losing the '08 election to Fred Daulton Thompson.
Then we watched Phil come out of his hole. It was a tense few minutes. Then fortunately Phil did not predicted 6 more years of democratic control. We all breathed a sigh of relief.
Our extended family of conservative grandparents and cousins all gathered later in the day to celebrate and to eat a big Groundhog Day feast.