Capitol Frog Jump
State officials were down on their hands and knees in the dirt Tuesday for the 33rd annual Capitol frog jump.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
"GO! Come on! Go!
That’s Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi encouraging his frog – named “The New Pioneer.” The event is a smaller version of the main frog jump, which will take place at the Calaveras County Fair next week. Garamendi's frog hopped less than four feet – one of the shorter jumps:
“I had a dud. He gave me a bad frog –I got a bad frog. if I took a frog off my ranch, I would’ve won this thing. You put lead in the frog – I know this game.”
The winner was Assembly Republican Leader Mike Villines’ frog – named the Clovis Croaker. It jumped over 12 feet.
Media also took part this year. Capital Public Radio’s frog Nina “Toad” enburg jumped a mediocre five feet, five inches.
By comparison – the world record jump is more than 21 feet.