This is interesting, though.
I saw him twice or thrice in DuPont Circle when I lived in the District. I always wanted to give him the dirty looks, just because he's the fag Republican. But I never did get around to do that, though. I will admit that he did very good job with the DC City Council.
So it was very surprising to see him disassociating himself from the GOP party.
I guess, being an independent is better than Republican, since the GOPers frequently screwed the Americans in almost everything from the minimum pay wages to Iraq. It is certainly nice to see David Catania coming to his senses. Too bad, not many people are like him.