Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Yorkers take Chuck's side

New Yorkers Say Staten Island Chuck Was Defending His Turf When He Bit Mayor Bloomberg

NEW YORK (AP) -- New Yorkers think groundhog Staten Island Chuck was just defending his turf, and not making a political statement, when he bit Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The tongue-in-cheek topic was polled by Quinnipiac University, which released the results Wednesday.

Sixty-one percent of New Yorkers - including 79 percent of Staten Islanders - felt the incident was turf-related. Fifteen percent thought it was political.

Chuck - full name Charles G. Hogg - nicked Bloomberg's finger on Feb. 2. The mayor was trying to coax Chuck into view with an ear of corn for Groundhog Day.

Quinnipiac polled 984 registered city voters from Feb. 17-22. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.


Anonymous said...

I suggest we make him Crappy "Man of the Year".

I want that t-shirt!

Anonymous said...

Were any groundhogs polled?

Anonymous said...

When you give an animal food then pull it away and you keep doing that until the animal comes out eventually you're gonna get bitten. I guess it's like an election you keep slapping the voters eventually your good loose the election. Chuck was not in the wrong i watched it that morning and in my opinion The King tormented Chuck until I guess Chuck had enough.

Unknown said...

I would also like to bite Mayor Bloomberg.

georgetheatheist said...

Check it out on the video. Chuck really pissed Bloomie off. Notice how the mayor triumphantly holds the critter in the air after he wrestled him out of the cage.

Anonymous said...

chuck should of killed him no 3rd term

Anonymous said...

That's what happens when you use a wild animal for publicity purposes--sometimes they bite.

Anonymous said...

It's a wonder poor Chuck hasn't died after performing his supreme act of public service. I'll bet Chuck would be a better mayor.

Anonymous said...

Chuck was defending more than his turf.

What he saw threatening him was a jackbooted thug come to seize his property using eminent domain.

Too bad Chuck stopped at the finger. Well, the explanation here is that groundhogs don't eat shit.