Mr. Gandhi, who was in the tax office at the time, played a key role in rewriting the Barry playbook, too.
To be sure, Mr. Gandhi’s tenure is tarnished with $50 million in thievery conducted mostly at the hands of people under his employ. But when Congress needs a respectable and honest diagnosis of the city’s fiscal health, they take Mr. Gandhi at his word, as they did Mr. Williams.
Surely, the mayor does not want to go down that road.
*Deborah Simmons can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.