The date 02-02-2020 is not just a palindrome, it’s an amazing one. First, it has eight characters which is unusual since a palindrome has to make the same word when read both forward and backwards. Also, apparently, we won’t be treated to another eight-digit date for 900 years. Woah, impressive. That will be Sept. 2, 2090 or (09-02-2090). No danger of too much repetition on the palindrome front.

However, as I sit here, on Groundhog Day struggling to put words on a blank screen, I feel as though I have just lived through the longest three weeks in political history. The experience reminds me — and many other folks I’ve talked with — of the 1993 movie “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. The political groundhog day experience ended Feb. 5.

Pat Nevada, whose opinions are her own, lives near Gettysburg.

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