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Chambersburg mayor issues apology to Punxsutawney Phil faithful

There are 15 comments on the Public Opinion story from Feb 1, 2011, titled Chambersburg mayor issues apology to Punxsutawney Phil faithful. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Chambersburg Mayor Pete Lagiovane has apologized -- sort of -- to Punxsutawney officials for referring to that town's iconic groundhog, Punxutawney Phil, as a "mangy rodent." Mike Johnston, vice president of Punxsutawney's Groundhog Club, said Lagiovane apologized by telephone Tuesday afternoon.

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World Inspector

Chambersburg, PA

#1 Feb 2, 2011
Thanks, Pete, for triggering a completely worthless, fun, story sequence during this long, cold winter. With guys like you in charge, it'll be time to "spring" ahead before we know it!
cletus slack jawed yocal

United States

#2 Feb 2, 2011
Mayor Pete Lagiovane what a waste of flesh, yea yea say your sorry now! yea your sorry alright
Why Worry

Waynesboro, PA

#3 Feb 2, 2011
It's hard to believe that a non-story can be blown up to this level.
Pete did what thousands of mayors across the country do in pumping up there own city and belittling a competing town.
Justice

Warrenville, IL

#4 Feb 2, 2011
I wanna move out of a town that has a waste of space for a mayor. What an #$^^^$#@#$ insert foul language here.

Who says stuff like that? YOU ARE A MANGY MAYOR!!!
Wunderwhy

Shippensburg, PA

#5 Feb 2, 2011
Thanks Mayor for the sort of apology to Mike. I would have liked to be a fly on the wall to hear that one.

We all know it was in fun. Both Ice Fest and Groundhog Day are great Winter events.

I look forward to both again next year.

Thank you Phil...Spring is around the corner.(think positive)

Happy Groundhog Day!
Allen in Fayetteville

Waynesboro, PA

#6 Feb 2, 2011
Consider the source one rodent calling another rodent Mangy. Chambersburg residents must be pleased and proud with their choice for Mayor. What an embarrassment.
what

Alexandria, VA

#8 Feb 2, 2011
Good God! The only people that found the Mayor's comment offensive were those too stupid to figure out it was all in jest in the first place. There are many, many folks in this town that really need to get over themselves.
Newday

Waynesboro, PA

#9 Feb 2, 2011
Embarrassing! Embarrassing! Embarrassing!
The mayor has made an absolute fool of himself, AGAIN!
Larry

Greencastle, PA

#10 Feb 2, 2011
what wrote:
Good God! The only people that found the Mayor's comment offensive were those too stupid to figure out it was all in jest in the first place. There are many, many folks in this town that really need to get over themselves.
Agree. The people making the negative comments don't know Pete or anything about him. He has been a very good Mayor in a thankless job and certainly isn't doing it for the money. Punxsutawney probably would never of heard of the comment if the Publc Opinion had not called them for a rebuttel. I hope Pete runs for Commissioner. If Pete says he will be a full time commissioner you can take that to the bank, unlike the worthless promise made by the part time Ziobrowski, real estate appraiser. Talk about a conflict of interest.
Huh

Shippensburg, PA

#12 Feb 2, 2011
WTF?????
We waste time worrying about a town in the hinterlands who's only claim to fame is an annual festival celebrating an overweight rat???
Only in Pennsylvania.
sick of it

Carlisle, PA

#13 Feb 2, 2011
It's nice to know our fine mayor has nothing better to do then make comments about a grondhog.
Patty is WACked Out

Apo, AP

#15 Feb 2, 2011
If the mayor is truly apologetic, he should kiss Phil's @_$_$!!!
Just Curious

Chambersburg, PA

#16 Feb 2, 2011
Is Punxsutawney spelled with or without an "s"?
Rock Hoover

Chambersburg, PA

#17 Feb 2, 2011
I'm only upset with Mr. Mayor because he apologized. Apologize? For what? The Mayor should have said, "You want an apology? I've got your apology right here *middle finger*"

Our Mayor needs to stand tall and with a stoic demeanor. That does not include buckling under the pressure of this hyper-sensitive PC world we live in.
booboo

Harrisburg, PA

#18 Feb 3, 2011
Gimme a break, political correctness here we go again. Who cares.

Buck up and be a man. Wah wah he called my groundhog names. wah wah.

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