I’d earlier expressed skepticism about the extent of the health hazards near Ground Zero. But if 7000 out of 10,000 recovery workers screened at Mt. Sinai had trouble breathing, they must have been extreme. And if you were really ignoring federal officials who understood the problem and neglecting safety precautions, while telling contractors and individual workers that delays would get them fired from the job, you got some ‘splainin’ to do. Lobbying for a cap on the liability of the city government, but ignoring the needs of the folks who got hurt doing the job, really doesn’t look good.
“Refusing to be interviewed” just doesn’t cut it. If the truth is intolerable — which may well be the case — then figure out a good, simple lie and stick with it. But with a lawsuit coming up this summer, the issue simply isn’t going to go away.