Whitman's son was in Building 7 on 9/11

In her testimony today, Christie Todd Whitman revealed that her son was in Building 7 on 9/11:

"Whitman finally boiled over when Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told her she was obfuscating by bringing up the danger faced by her own family to prove her actions were motivated only by concern.

"My son was in building seven that day," Whitman nearly shouted, stabbing at her desk with her hands after Ellison asked if her calm statements might have been too broad."

I couldn't find anything that says what her son, Taylor, does, or why he was in WTC7. Anyone?


Christie Todd Whitman is currently nominated to be a director at United Technologies:

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (NYSE: UTX) is an American multinational conglomerate based in Hartford, Connecticut, and is the 20th largest U.S. manufacturer.[1] UTC is a $37 billion company that researches, develops, and manufactures products in numerous areas, including aircraft engines, helicopters, heating and cooling, fuel cells, elevators and escalators, fire and security, building systems, and industrial products, among others.

The core group of United Technologies companies was founded in 1929 as United Aircraft and Transport Corporation, by the merger of Boeing, Chance Vought, Hamilton Standard, Pratt & Whitney, and Sikorsky Aircraft. As a result of the Air Mail Act in 1934, United Aircraft and Transport broke up into three independent companies: Boeing, United Aircraft, and United Airlines. Vought was spun off as an independent business in 1954, but otherwise, United Aircraft maintained its original corporate structure and concentration in the aerospace and defense industries well into the 1970s.

In addition to being married into the Bush family, check out Whitman's other associations with 9/11-related individuals:

During the Nixon administration, Whitman worked in the Office of Economic Opportunity under the leadership of Donald Rumsfeld. She also conducted a national outreach tour for the Republican National Committee, was Deputy Director of the New York State Office in Washington, and worked on aging issues for the Nixon campaign and administration.

From 1988 to 1990 she served as President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in the cabinet of Gov. Thomas Kean.

Whitman was co-chair, with Bush, of the 1996 Republican National Convention.

She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Whitman's son "nearly died" in WTC 7

Couldn't find out any info.

Why was her son "almost killed" in WTC7? Was he near the building when it "collapsed"? Was he in the building when the explosions in the lobby took place? Who knows, I'd like to see more information about it.

I searched for information on this yesterday, but I couldn't really turn up anything. Here's what I found:

Whitman: My son nearly died "My son was in Building 7, congressman, and I almost lost him," she said, at which point Ellison jumped in and said he would not "stand here and allow you to try to obfuscate."

Whitman shot back: "I'm not obfuscating. I have been called a liar even in this room today."

She has long insisted that her statements that the "air is safe" were aimed at those living and working near ground zero, not those who actually toiled on the toxic pile that included asbestos.

"Was it wrong to try get the city back on its feet as quickly as possible in the safest way possible? Absolutely not... We weren't going to let the terrorists win," she said, which led to catcalls from the crowd.

Dozens of activists and Sept. 11 rescue workers came to the hearing, and some in the audience hissed when Whitman defended former Mayor Rudy Giuliani's handling of the health concerns.

No clarifying details are given in this article about her son in WTC 7


Perhaps contacting her son is in order.

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The only stories about her son I could find on the Internet had to do with the 2004 RNC. They talk about him and other young Republican elites, but don't say what he does.

It could be an entirely innocuous story; but we know that many alphabet agencies were in WTC7, so I'd like to know if he worked for one of them.

"My son was in Building 7,

"My son was in Building 7, congressman, and I almost lost him."

This could be interesting. Did her son witness the bomb described by Jennings (the LC thing of a few days ago)? How else would she "almost have lost him" unless she just means he was near the Towers? A member of my family was also very near the Towers, but I could not imagine making the same kind of statement she did. To me, her statement 1) either backs up Jennings' account of the bomb in WTC7 BEFORE the Towers fell, or 2) it is pure political sleaze, pulling at people's heart-strings just because her son was in the vicinity of something terrible. If the cause of her statement is the first option, that would be fantastic as it blows the whole OCT wide open. If it is the second option, it shows that she is a slimeball who is willing to use that tragedy to weasel out of her other lies.

If someone gets a chance to speak with her, please zero in on this line of questioning.

It's an emotional thing here, but to me it sounds grotesque to claim "I almost lost him" if he was simply in the vicinity. I know that in part I am motivated by my own family member being very nearby, and I know that he has been traumatized by the event. But none of us would ever even consider saying we "almost lost him" for those reasons. Other people suffered much more than that. Not sure if this is completely clear, but it actually quite pisses me off and I hope someone will make her say exactly what she means by that statement.

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Although this is pure speculation, you can't turn down good leads like this. Of course, Whitman could have been just exaggerating about her son's danger.

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Looking for info on Whitman's son...

...and I found this:

From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Todd_Whitman

"Her maternal grandfather, Reeve Schley, was a member of Wolf's Head Society at Yale, as were his son and a grandson. Schley headed the Wolf's Head alumni association for six years."

From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf's_Head_(secret_society)

"Wolf's Head (W.H.S.), founded in 1883, is the third oldest secret society at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. The founding undergraduate members from the Yale Class of 1884 and over 300 Yale alumni sought to help reform a social system and University administration dominated by the societies Skull and Bones and Scroll and Key."

Looks like a "compound." Better send in federal marshals.

Notable Alumni:

Mark Dayton - Senator, Minnesota

Robert Fiske - appointed by Janet Reno as the "special prosecutor" to investigate the Whitewater controversy and the death of White House Counsel Vincent Foster in January 1994

James Bush (1844) - great-great grandfather and great-grandfather, respectively, 43rd and 41st Presidents of the United States

As for Whitman's son:

Taylor Prentice Whitman - NYT wedding announcement September 10, 2006

27, an associate specializing in corporate development and mergers and acquisitions at IDT Corporation, a telecommunications company in Newark. He graduated from Boston College. He is a member of the young professional advisory board of the Mentoring Partnership of New York, a nonprofit organization in New York that recruits young professionals as mentors for children’s programs.
His mother is the president of the Whitman Strategy Group, a management consulting and strategic planning partnership in Princeton, N.J. She was the environmental protection administrator from 2001 to 2003 and governor of New Jersey from 1994 to 2001. The bridegroom’s father is the president of Sycamore Ventures, a venture capital firm in Princeton.
The bridegroom’s great-grandfather Charles S. Whitman was governor of New York from 1915 to 1918.

Photos of Taylor Whitman here:
US-Korea/Korea-US Business councils Annual Plenary Meeting Recap
June 18, 2007
Taylor Whitman, VP International Marketing, Gale International
The council members include some of the world's most successful and influential companies from all sectors including Citi, AIG, Time Warner, Applied Materials, Cargill, Chevron, Chubb, Cisco, FedEx, GM, IBM, MetLife, J&J, Merck, Microsoft, Pfizer, Prudential, UPS, Poongsan Corp., SK Telecom, Samsung, LG International, Korean Air, Woori Bank, Hyundai Motor Company, Daewoo Securities, and of course, Gale International to name a few.

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It is possible that Christie Todd Whitman's son, Taylor Whitman, was employed by Citigroup, with offices located in 7 World Trade, on September 11, 2001. If the NYT wedding announcement of September 10, 2006 is correct in his being 27 years old then, he could have been a 22 year old Citigroup employee on 9/11. And, at the ripe old age of 25, was hosting a post Republican convention fête with fellow political kids Emma Bloomberg and daughter Emily Pataki on August 30, 2004.
"The invitation, which was sent to a select group of 1,000 young Republicans, describes the event as a "celebration" of "The Next Generation of Leaders." But a more accurate description might be an initiation ceremony for the next generation of movers, shakers and fund-raisers, because many of the gala's guests have been chosen above all for their combination of fund-raising prowess and social and political connections. Some of the invitees are "Mavericks," which is the name given by the Bush camp to the young rainmakers who've managed to raise at least $50,000 for the President's campaign coffers. They are real-estate scions like Harrison LeFrak, liquor-company heirs like Nicole Ruvo and media professionals like Jeff Ballabon. Mr. LeFrak and Ms. Ruvo have raised at least $50,000, Mr. Ballabon at least $100,000.
They are the G.O.P.'s very own cadre of baby bundlers-young professionals who raise or "bundle" large checks for the party-and like their Democratic counterparts, they are being handsomely rewarded for helping stock their candidate's $240 million war chest."

"At the time of its destruction, Building 7 housed documents relating to numerous SEC investigations. The files for approximately three to four thousand cases were destroyed, according to the Los Angeles Times. Among the destroyed documents were ones that may have demonstrated the relationship between Citigroup and the WorldCom bankruptcy."

"Whitman's post-9/11 statements are further called into question by "the appearance of a conflict between Whitman's responsibility to the public and her own family's financial affairs," wrote Laura Flanders in her book "Bushwomen." "As the former Governor of New Jersey, Whitman owned bonds worth between $15,000 and $50,000 in the New York/New Jersey Port Authority -- the owner of the World Trade Center site and the major liable party in the affair. Her husband, John R. Whitman, formerly a Citigroup vice-president, manages hundreds of millions of dollars in the banking giant's assets, and Travelers Insurance, a Citigroup subsidiary, stood to lose multiple millions in Manhattan medical claims." Flanders gives the Whitmans' investment in Citigroup as being "up to $250,000 in stock," adding that "John Whitman received a six-figure bonus from Citigroup as recently as 2000.""


"We're going to have to recognize that there's a next generation of nuclear technology that is a whole lot safer than in the past." - -- Christie Todd Whitman, June 14, 2004, Council on Foreign Relations briefing on "Climate change: What's next for American policy?"

"New technology allows us to do it [produce nuclear power] better and in a safer way. The biggest hurdle obviously is where do you store the spent rods. There's also some research going on as to whether we are actually making maximum use of spent rods, if there isn't more we can get out of them that would render them even safer. We're working, obviously, closely with the Department of Energy on storage facility and what happens for a national facility." - interview with The Hill, published June 13, 2001 as "Interview: EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman"

Can anyone say DU?

"But truthfully, I don't really know. We've had trouble getting a handle on Building No. 7."
~~ Dr. Shyam Sunder - Acting Director Building and Fire Research Laboratory (NIST)


I'm sorry I don't understand the reference. Oh -- depleted uranium! I'm not sure I see the connection with the other material on Taylor.

But good finds here. Wow, 22 years old and working for Citigroup. I guess that's one of the benefits of being a Whitman.

So, it's possible that some Citigroup docs were destroyed in WTC7, and Taylor may have been working at a Citigroup office in WTC7.

It's probably innocuous, but I feel like some of these connections among the rich will reveal something about 9/11. Some already have.

Did you not see this?

"Her husband, John R. Whitman, formerly a Citigroup vice-president, manages hundreds of millions of dollars in the banking giant's assets, and Travelers Insurance, a Citigroup subsidiary, stood to lose multiple millions in Manhattan medical claims.""

The DU reference by me was in response to CT Whitman's quote copied in my post (serendipity of scanning docs for refs to her son). Here it is again :

"The biggest hurdle obviously is where do you store the spent rods. There's also some research going on as to whether we are actually making maximum use of spent rods..." CT Whitman, June 13, 2001

"Depleted uranium is produced as a byproduct during the process of forming enriched uranium from natural uranium. Enriched uranium is used in nuclear reactors. When the majority of fissile radioactive isotopes of uranium are removed from natural uranium, what remains is called depleted uranium. Another, less common, source of Depleted Uranium is reprocessed spent reactor fuel. DU created by enrichment can be distinguished from DU created in a reactor by the percentage of uranium-236,[6] produced by neutron capture from uranium-235 in nuclear reactors, present in the material."

"But truthfully, I don't really know. We've had trouble getting a handle on Building No. 7."
~~ Dr. Shyam Sunder - Acting Director Building and Fire Research Laboratory (NIST)


I didn't know that about depleted uranium.