Puny Old Man Winter gave the economy a good dose of Viagra

Trying to figure out the crazy weather is harder than figuring out why Vaughn Spencer is a worse personnel evaluator than the front office of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have suffered 19 straight losing seasons.

Personally I loved our mild winter. I only love a deep freeze if I’m surrounded by frozen Snickers bars in a Frigidaire. I prefer my snow in cones, my ice in drinks and not on my driveway.

But nobody was thrilled more by our mild winter than Barack Obama.

Normally, you would wonder why the president would care since he personally doesn’t have to shovel the White House sidewalk.

What our president absolutely adored was that the warm weather in December, January and February added 72,000 extra jobs to the economy.

Leave it to those math funsters at Macroeconomic Advisers, who somehow pulled that number out of the thaw.

They fingered the great weather for why the economy added an unusually high level of jobs relative to a very modest growth in GDP.

Which disproved the theory that the economy spiked simply to spite Mitt Romney.

Apparently if the nice weather suddenly tanks worse than Newt Gingrich and we have a cold spring followed by a hurricane season that will be flying our patio furniture clear to Kansas after a layover in Rhode Island, the economy could sour like vampire Edward Cullen left out in the sun.

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