"Squirrel" is inherently a funny word. Not only is it a funny sound, but the very idea of these "bushy-tailed rats" doing such things is funny. It isn't because they're so dumb they could never possibly do it, but because squirrels are actually pretty darn clever and might actually figure it out. The funny part is that they could actually rise to such power, or that they could actually be that powerful already, but we humans are too dismissive of them to notice. I love it every time SA mentions squirrels this way.