Mayor de Blasio loses his grip

A week after NY mayor Bill de Blasio dropped the groundhog Staten Island Chuck during a photo-op the winter-weather prognosticator died of internal injuries — and then the cover-up began, says The NY Post. Staten Island Zoo officials went to great lengths to hide the death from the public — and keep secret the fact that “Chuck” was actually “Charlotte,” a female impostor
The stand-in was found dead in her enclosure at the Staten Island Zoo on Feb. 9 — and a necropsy determined she died from “acute internal injuries,” sources said.
She had fallen nearly 6 feet when the mayor lost his grip during the Groundhog Day photo-op. ECS