Got this one from Dad…..

In the coming New Year, 2013, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union
address will occur on the same day. This is an ironic juxtaposition of events.
One involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to an insignificant creature
of little intelligence for prognostication. The other involves a groundhog.

I would add that both a groundhog and Congress are in the rat family.

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net