When Mayor Michael Bloomberg left the Republican Party last year to join the unaligned few politicians who decline to support either side, he apparently got power: that would be the power to decree no more 16-oz. soft drinks in New York; no more salt in New York restaurant recipes, and no more milk formula for babies in New York hospitals. Does this platform foreshadow the future of Rep. Bob Dold, who is running for re-election in the newly formulated 10th Congressional District of Illinois? Granted, Dold got redistricted into a neighborhood that is (even) more liberal than his Olde Northe Shore district (which included towns like Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe and Northfield – now represented by the Jan Schakowsky, whose husband is a convicted felon.) Dold made news recently by embracing the endorsement of the Teacher’s Union and by voting to defeat a ban on partial birth abortion in the District of Columbia – apparently aimed at the liberal Democrat side of his constituency.

Now Bloomberg is coming to Highland Park this Monday, August 13th, to help celebrate the New Bob Dold with a $500 per person fund-raiser. Could it be that Mayor Bloomberg is schooling Mayor Emanuel?