As his fellow negotiators were led away in handcuffs and bloodhounds prowled forests looking for the two striped symbols of his ineptitude, Governor Cuomo fell back on the one thing that would bring him solace with impunity: talking shit about Bill de Blasio. But today the mayor stood up, walked over to the cool kid's table, and swatted the Hot Pocket out of the governor's hand.

In an interview with NY1 scheduled to air right before he leaves on a family vacation, Mayor de Blasio said what everyone else already knows to be true: Governor Cuomo essentially governs like a center-right Republican.

"I don’t believe the Assembly had a real working partner in the governor or the Senate in terms of getting things done for the people of this city and in many cases the people of this state," de Blasio said, according to a partial transcript provided by the network.

"And what I believe here is the governor worked with the Senate in some cases to inhibit the work of the Assembly, to inhibit the agenda that New York City put forward…I find that to be a lack of leadership because here was an opportunity actually to get something done for people."

The mayor was talking about the governor's preference to preserve a $1.1 billion annual tax break for luxury developers as it is, but he could have been referring to Cuomo's unwillingness to help eliminate vacancy decontrol and reform rent regulations; or his insulting, one-year extension of mayoral control over the city's schools; or being content to leave the MTA hanging without a capital budget; or his inability to lift a finger on behalf of his fellow Democrats; or his pointless and cruel medical marijuana program; or his petty use of his office to prove a point; or his refusal to approach just about any issue with anything but naked self-interest and aggressive pragmatism.

"What I found was he engaged in his own sense of strategies, his own political machinations and what we've often seen is if someone disagrees with him openly, some kind of revenge or vendetta follows...I think he believes deeply in the transactional model and I think he needs to transcend that model if he wants to be a more effective leader," said the mayor, who is quite familiar with transactional politics.

The mayor made it clear he wanted Cuomo to know exactly who was criticizing him, unlike the governor.

"And I want to hasten to say there was some interesting back and forth last week and some unnamed sources well-placed in the Cuomo administration had a few things to say. I'm here in front of you on record saying what I believe."

We await Governor Cuomo's apologetic press release announcing his plan to create a guaranteed income for all New Yorkers.