Thursday, April 24, 2008

Christine Todd Whitman NOT Going to Jail

Photo from Salon

Christine Todd Whitman used to be, in my estimation, one of the "good" Republicans. She seemed sensible somehow. In her appearances on Real Time with Bill Maher, she was always one of the few Republicans that I could agree with on certain things. She was also one of the few Republicans on the show that didn't come off as a total jerk.

Her book, It's My Party Too decried what has become of her party, and why she doesn't feel like she's a part of it any more. I echo her position, as I too used to be a Republican. Unlike her, I absolutely can not be one anymore.

But Whitman is difficult to see as a "good Republican" after her actions during the aftermath of 9/11 came to light. Now, she's been let off the hook, basically with the "she was only following orders" defense.


NY appeals court: Whitman not liable in Sept. 11 air case

Former EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman cannot be held liable for telling residents near the World Trade Center site that the air was safe to breathe after the 2001 terrorist attacks, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Whitman's comments reassuring people about the safety around the site apparently were based on conflicting information and reassurances by the White House. . .

Read more at: AP

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