De Blasio Fumbles The Groundhog

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio today fumbled Staten Island Chuck, who is Gotham’s version of Punxsutawney Phil.

Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped Staten Island’s celebrity groundhog Sunday. Then Staten Island Chuck dropped some bad news on New Yorkers. During a ceremony at dawn at the Staten Island Zoo, Chuck predicted that New York’s brutal winter thus far will hang around a while longer. Chuck made his prognostication of six more weeks of winter at a ceremony officiated by de Blasio, who had hoped to get off on the right foot with his furry co-star.

Shortly before fumbling the giant rodent, De Blasio had made a crack about the famed 2009 incident in which Chuck bit the shit out of Bloomberg’s hand. According to local meteorologists, Chuck’s prediction accuracy is 82%.