Reports on Kerry Affair Inconclusive
Dan Drezner passes on this AP story quoting the alleged intern who allegedly had an alleged affair with John Kerry–who was allegedly in Vietnam–denying the alleged affair and even the alleged internship:
Breaking her silence four days after the allegations surfaced on the Internet, Alexandra Polier issued a statement to The Associated Press, saying, “I have never had a relationship with Senator Kerry, and the rumors in the press are completely false.”
Polier also took issue with reports that referred to her as a former Kerry intern.
“I never interned or worked for John Kerry,” she told AP over the phone.
Intriguing. Does she have pay stubs proving that she was not having an affair with Kerry? Or at least dental records? And does Kerry have records proving where he was during this time? And, if he does, can he prove they weren’t scrubbed to remove the incriminating evidence? Is he hiding the fact that he smoked crack cocaine? Can he prove that he didn’t borrow large sums of money from his wife to buy Polier’s silence? I shall not rest until I know. (Kevin Drum is, however, satisfied.)
In a separate statement, Polier’s parents, Terry and Donna Polier of Malvern, Pa., dismissed the “completely false and unsubstantiated” allegations about their daughter.
“We love and support her 100 percent and these unfounded rumors are hurtful to our entire family,” the statement said. “We appreciate the way Senator Kerry has handled the situation, and intend on voting for him for president of the United States.”
The statement did not address purported quotes by Polier’s parents in the British tabloid The Sun that were harshly critical of Kerry.
Curious indeed. I suppose they don’t mind voting for a “sleazeball.”
PRESIDENTIAL hopeful John Kerry was branded a Ã¢€œsleazeballÃ¢€ last night by the parents of a young woman he allegedly tried to woo.
Alex Polier, 24, was named as the woman at the centre of a scandal that threatens to damage Democrat KerryÃ¢€™s bid for the White House.
Her mother Donna claims Kerry, 60 Ã¢€” dubbed the new JFK Ã¢€” once chased Alex to be on his campaign team and was Ã¢€œafter herÃ¢€.
There is no evidence the pair had an affair, but her father Terry, 56, said: Ã¢€œI think heÃ¢€™s a sleazeball. I did kind of wonder if my daughter didnÃ¢€™t get that kind of feeling herself.
Ã¢€œHeÃ¢€™s not the sort of guy I would choose to be with my daughter.Ã¢€
In charge of the nuclear button, though? Why not!