David Yassky, the best person for the job?

More nonsense from David Yassky in the Daily News:

“Why are you the best person for the job? The job of the Comptroller is to fight the special interests to root out waste, to demand accountability and results through innovation, and to help get the City’s economy back on track. I have the strongest record of doing just that. I … stood up to the NRA and powerful gun lobby in Washington while working for Chuck Schumer to pass the Brady Bill and Assault Weapons Ban …”

No, Dave. ¬†According to the Comptroller’s website:

“… the mission of the office is to ensure the financial health of New York City by advising the Mayor, the City Council, and the public of the City’s financial condition. The Comptroller also makes recommendations on City programs and operations, fiscal policies, and financial transactions. In addition, the Comptroller manages assets of the five New York City Pension Funds, performs budgetary analysis, audits city agencies, registers proposed contracts, etc …”

The fact Yassky doesn’t understand the job he’s running should explain why he’s running third in the latest poll by WABC-TV.