This year, 2013, in an ironic juxtaposition, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address originally were scheduled to occur on the same day. For unknown reasons, perhaps even not having to anything at all to do with groundhogs, the date for SOTU has been changed.
One involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to an insignificant creature of little intelligence for prognostication.
The other involves a groundhog. . . .