She is trying to say that she didn't say that the air at Ground Zero was safe to breathe after 9/11. Bull shit!
I was there. I had bloody noses for days whenever I went outside in Brooklyn.
We worried about the air we were breathing and eagerly awaited her environmental report. Ernie and I both had several visits to the doctor for treatment for upper respiratory problems for months after 9/11. When Ms. Whitman declared the air was safe we said "She is full of shit! Who does the government think they are fooling?"
We knew that years later this would come up and bite someone in the ass. We knew that people would suffer from disease and illness. We were not fooled.
Why do they think they can get away with this? They had to say the air was clean in order to keep people working to clean up the mess. In order to keep people riding the subways. In order to keep businesses in business, encouraging employees to continue to go to work.