The woman rumored to have had an affair with John Kerry denies it:
- 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.”
Kerry already has denied reports that he had an extramarital affair. On Monday, his campaign said he would have no further comment.
Polier’s statement was released to the AP in Nairobi, where the 27-year-old freelance journalist is visiting the parents of her fiance, Yaron Schwartzman, an Israeli who was raised in Kenya. She previously worked as an editorial assistant for the AP in New York.
….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. [AP]
Or as Jimmy and Tina put it on SNL: “close but no cigar.”
- Rumors of a relationship between Kerry and Polier first appeared Thursday on the Internet and were picked up by newspapers in several countries outside the United States. Few U.S. publications printed her name, however.
Asked Friday about the reports, Kerry told reporters: “I just deny it categorically. It’s rumor. It’s untrue. And that’s the last time I intend” to respond to questions about it.
Regarding her silence until now, Polier said, “Because these stories were false, I assumed the media would ignore them. It seems that efforts to peddle these lies continue, so I feel compelled to address them.”
I would say that was unequivocal from both parties – now if anything DOES turn up to substantiate the rumor Kerry will be in trouble. If not: no harm no foul, except Drudge looks like a dick. But what else is new.