John Liu painted himself into a corner at the mayoral primary forum on March 1: Either he was aware of his campaign’s criminality and he’s lying to keep himself in the race or he was ignorant of it.
If he was ignorant of it, that doesn’t say much for his management skills, in that there was no meaningful oversight, checks or balances in his campaign. (His day job is city financial comptroller, by the way.)
Putting that aside, it gets even worse: The fact that he refuses to take responsibility for the actions of his employees is appalling. Anyone with a conscience would have withdrawn from the race after his campaign treasurer was indicted, if not before.
Furthermore, do we really need yet another crybaby mayor at City Hall who will stonewall, make excuses or pass the buck at every crisis, instead of simply taking the blame like any boss must? (And when is Liu going to pay the fines levied for his previous campaign’s violations?)