Yesterday, the Kosher Hedgehog announced his registration as a Republican ("Today I am a Republican"). This evening, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg apparently decided that he would not remain in any political party that would have me as a member. (Apologies to Groucho Marx.) Mayor Bloomberg announced that he is switching his party registration from Republican to "unaffilated." The good Mayor seems to be a bit of a party crasher, since he switched from Democratic to Republican just back in 2001. Pundits speculate that Bloomberg made the move in preparation for a bid for a run for the United States Presidency on an independent ticket. Mayor Bloomberg is a good man and an able executive. My new party will miss him. I, however, will neither forgive, nor forget this snub.