It may turn out that Michael Bloomberg's undoing will be his arrogance, his increasingly apparent disdain for those who toil by salary and happen to ask questions he doesn't like.
The latest instance, of course, is that of Azi Paybarah of The Politicker, who asked Mayor Above-it-All whether the improving economy meant, perhaps, that the justification for overturning term limits was vanishing.
To many -- I'd bet most New Yorkers -- it seemed a reasonable question.
But to Mike Antoinette it was a case of a cake eater asking for bread.
Mike A. went as far as to say Paybarah was a "disgrace" for having the gall to pose such a query.
Ah, it just may be that Bill Thompson's salvation will be a string of journalists and others peppering Hizzoner with Q's, knowing that the coming A's will possibly include a few "Assholes" aired during prime time.
Conceivably, it could get worse than that, if Bloomberg's billionaire class hauteur continues to bubble to the surface.
Bloomberg's best quality these years has been that he seemed empty of the low-class race-baiting tendencies of Rudy Guiliani.
But these recent sniveling outbursts, directed at wheel chair-bound and other salaried hacks, does pose a threat to his legacy, if not his political future.
As a sportscaster might say, let's go to the latest tape.