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Woman Denies Rumors of Kerry Affair

This news item just went out across the wire: Alex Polier denies rumors of affair with Kerry. Polier, the woman that everyone was talking about (yet no one was talking about), issued the following statement to the Associated Press in Nairobi: “I have never had a relationship with Senator Kerry, and the rumors in the press are completely false.”

The tabloid Sun Newspaper, who was the first to point at Alex Polier, claims there’s an interview that was done months ago that was killed and should resurface soon.

My prediction: the media will now pick up on the story and present it as an Internet phenomenon in spreading rumors. Also, based on my leads, I am skeptical of the tabloids following the trail to Polier which seemed to be largely based on her swift departure to Kenya more than anything else.

UPDATE: Drudge now claims that Polier didn't date Kerry, but campaign Finance Director Peter Maroney, cites sources that who say "She would joke that she was dating the next president of the United States".

UPDATE 2: Some questions that I think should be asked: How did Clark know, and why was he mouthing off (if true)? What kind of journalist is Polier if she was silent for 4 days: "Because these stories were false, I assumed the media would ignore them." She assumes that a sex scandal rumor would just go away on it's own? That sounds seriously deluded for someone who is a journalist.

UPDATE 3: Wonkette also found Polier's naivety remarkable: "We worked on a jokey response to this for a long time, but were ultimately defeated by the possibilities. Let's just say that our respect for journalism school programs has never been higher." Is that the sound of a tongue firmly planted in cheek? (via Instapundit)

Posted by SoL at February 16, 2004 1:13 PM