John Liu Sees a 'Dark Cloud' Over City Hall
|Liu prepares to take over after beating Yassky to the comptroller bouquet|
Meanwhile, in a sit-down with NBC legend Gabe Pressman, the comptroller-in-waiting offered no sign that his feelings have softened about Mayor Bloomberg, with whom he declined to share a photo-op cup of coffee immediately after his November victory (he later met privately with the mayor).
He also took a shot at the Mayatollah's top claim to fame, public school improvement: The lackluster results of city school kids on recent federal test scores "cuts right to the credibility of the claim that kids are learning better in public schools," said Liu.
In the sit-down, Pressman cut to the chase: "Do you think that someone is cooking the books?" he asked.
"We want to make sure that nobody is cooking the books in New York City in any way," responded Liu.