The New York mayor isn't a fan of pun-laden prepared remarks.
Corrected, 5:32 p.m.
You can become mayor of the world's greatest city, and you can become a billionaire, but those accomplishments won't insulate you from having to give insipid, wordplay-heavy speeches on national holidays.
One thing that's hard to dislike about Bloomberg is that he's often so plainspoken. It's not unusual that a politician would deliver such an aside; it is unusual that he would make sure everyone could hear him (hot mic mishaps are, of course, a different ballgame). That's also one trait that explains why hizzoner will never be president.