Book Excerpt: Losing the Green Light

Former EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman on how a Bush Campaign promise was dumped

Being a moderate in Washington can be lonely. During two-plus years as EPA chief under President George W. Bush, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, 58, was attacked as too green-friendly by the right and too business-friendly by the left. Since stepping down, the former New Jersey Governor has started a consulting business and written a new book, It's My Party Too, in which she takes on the "social fundamentalists" she argues have hijacked the G.O.P. In this excerpt, Whitman recounts one of her most frustrating early experiences at the EPA, including an unsettling encounter with the Vice President just outside the Oval Office.

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