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  1. Independent Foreign Service
    2/13/04

    Asked directly about the allegations Friday morning on a radio show, Kerry, married to Theresa Heinz Kerry, heiress to the food empire, did not flatly deny them, but said: "There is nothing to report, nothing to talk about. There's nothing there. There's no story" Kerry, who has won 12 of the 14 Democratic primaries and who has looked all but certain to win the party's nomination, told the veteran broadcaster, Don Imus, he was the victim of a dirty tricks campaign. "We've seen evidence. We know exactly where these guys are gonna go, and I'm ready for it," he said.

    It said that retired general Wesley Clark had told reporters just days before he dropped out of the Democratic race, that "Kerry will implode over an intern issue". Clark, meanwhile, endorsed Kerry, something interpreted by some Washington observers as an effort to try and repair any damage his off-the-record comments had done.

    Reports Friday identified the young woman as Alex Polier, 24, and said she had fled to Kenya after being approached by the media.

    The Sun newspaper quoted Polier's father, Terry, from Malvern, Pennsylvania, as calling Kerry a "sleazeball". - Independent Foreign Service

    entire article: http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click...30489&set_id=1

    Kerry says there is "no story".
    Last edit by mkue on Feb 14, '04
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  2. 64 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ugh
    here we go again.

    not taking the bait this time. you have fun with this one. I am out of this silly game.
  4. by   Elenaster
    I was just reading an article that President Bush was asked to turn over his traffic/driving record and I'm thinking OMG how nit picky politics can be, everyone makes mistakes and poor choices.. we are all human.

    Recognize this statement, mkue? I guess it's only nitpicky if we're talking about your beloved Bush

    Throughout history, there have been many great leaders that have had multiple wives, lovers, etc, and their personal affairs do not color how we view their accomplishments from a historical perspective. We don't know the state of Kerry's marriage and frankly, it is none of our business. I don't know where in our hypocritical, oversexed, MTV culture we decided the only way a politician had any integrity was if he was married and faithful to his wife. Dubya's married and faithful to his wife (as far as we know), but hasn't a shred of integrity in any other area of his life. He's a liar (WMD, war with Iraq, military record, "No child left behind") and a cheater (2000 election, use of Enron, funnelling money to big business for political gain), and is responsible for the deaths of over 500 American soldiers.

    Just for the record, I'm not enamored with Kerry. I have a real problem with the fact that he intially sanctioned military action in Iraq. However, if he becomes the nominee and is the only person who has a prayer of ousting the shrub, then he'll get my vote. I just hope the people of this country won't fall victim to the howlings of the republican slime machine and let this election turn into a mudslinging battle of the bedroom. It's about issues, folks.
  5. by   Sheri257
    These sex scandals get a lot of press and ratings, but ultimately it doesn't have much impact with the voters.

    Clinton survived it. Not only did he get elected, but his approval ratings remained high, even during the Monica scandal.

    Scharzenegger's alleged womanizing had absolutely no impact on the voters whatsoever. In fact the newspaper that broke the story was swamped with cancelled subscriptions. And women didn't care. They still voted for him.

    These stories are entertaining, but they don't seem to matter very much.
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Feb 14, '04
  6. by   LeesieBug
    You can dig up dirt on ANYBODY if you try hard enough.

    I wish political parties and candidates would focus on trying to win a campain based on their OWN MERITS rather than trying to dig up sludge on the competition. ( NOT GONNA HAPPEN)
  7. by   Mkue
    No need to jump to conclusions on why I posted this article, my intention was to respond in defense of Kerry.. he has been quoted as saying "there is no story".. that is all I wish convey here.

    I personally think it's good news for the dems that there is no story so I don't know where Clark got his information about the intern scandal.

    Elenaster I'm sure you have better things to do than keep track of my posts, or maybe not.

    And yes, I do think checking into someone's driving record, especially someone who has been commander in chief for almost 4 years IS kind of nit picky. There are bigger fish to fry.. IMO, or rather more important issues to go after Pres. Bush about such as jobs, economy, foreign trade.. etc..

    bye, bye

    mkue
  8. by   Mkue
    Quote from LeesieBug
    You can dig up dirt on ANYBODY if you try hard enough.

    I wish political parties and candidates would focus on trying to win a campain based on their OWN MERITS rather than trying to dig up sludge on the competition. ( NOT GONNA HAPPEN)
    Actually, the "sludge" was started by Clark who was running as a Democrat.. he announced it to reporters who were very shocked. So I think he (Clark) has some splanning to do.. because this could have ruined Kerry if it were true.

  9. by   maureeno
    I do not believe this thread was started
    so the poster could defend Kerry

    Matt Drudge reported this trash
    which has gone nowhere since
    except for the alleged tale insinuator Clark
    has come out in support of Kerry
  10. by   Elenaster
    Quote from mkue
    No need to jump to conclusions on why I posted this article, my intention was to respond in defense of Kerry.. he has been quoted as saying "there is no story".. that is all I wish convey here.

    I personally think it's good news for the dems that there is no story so I don't know where Clark got his information about the intern scandal.

    Elenaster I'm sure you have better things to do than keep track of my posts, or maybe not.

    And yes, I do think checking into someone's driving record, especially someone who has been commander in chief for almost 4 years IS kind of nit picky. There are bigger fish to fry.. IMO, or rather more important issues to go after Pres. Bush about such as jobs, economy, foreign trade.. etc..

    bye, bye

    mkue
    Well then, why didn't you make your noble intentions clear in the initial post?

    Believe me, I far better things to do than keep track of your posts, however I had just finished reading the now closed "Kerry's affair " thread and found it awfully hypocritical that you made that comment and then turned around and started a second thread on an already controversial topic. I guess I should apologize for being quick enough to make and association between the two?

    You can carry on with the "innocence abused" act, mkue, but I'm not buying it. You no more want anything good or postive to happen to the next Democratic Presidential nominee than you want your own house to burn down.

    Bye-bye
  11. by   Gomer
    Quote from mkue
    ....And yes, I do think checking into someone's driving record, especially someone who has been commander in chief for almost 4 years IS kind of nit picky.
    mkue
    I believe you posted your question about the driving record on a discussion which was closed (I tried to respond then but it was closed as I was responding.)

    The driving record issue is from years ago when Bush had a drinking problem and is tied to the same period of time as his Guard service and even when he was about 16 (youthful stupidity). I find it as important as Kerry's possible extra-marital issues or the picture of Kerry at the same anti-war rally as Fonda....in other words, not important at all. I care more about Bush's current lies than what he did in the past.
  12. by   roxannekkb
    Quote from mkue
    No need to jump to conclusions on why I posted this article, my intention was to respond in defense of Kerry.. he has been quoted as saying "there is no story".. that is all I wish convey here.

    I personally think it's good news for the dems that there is no story so I don't know where Clark got his information about the intern scandal.

    Elenaster I'm sure you have better things to do than keep track of my posts, or maybe not.

    And yes, I do think checking into someone's driving record, especially someone who has been commander in chief for almost 4 years IS kind of nit picky. There are bigger fish to fry.. IMO, or rather more important issues to go after Pres. Bush about such as jobs, economy, foreign trade.. etc..

    bye, bye

    mkue

    Yes, I'm sure that you posted this with all good intentions towards Kerry.

    I can't imagine that you would ever want any good news for the Dems, since you tear them apart at any chance you get.

    But I am too busy to get into one of these mindless discussions with you, so I will follow Elena in wishing you a nice day and adios.
  13. by   Mkue
    Quote from roxannekkb
    Yes, I'm sure that you posted this with all good intentions towards Kerry.

    I can't imagine that you would ever want any good news for the Dems, since you tear them apart at any chance you get.

    But I am too busy to get into one of these mindless discussions with you, so I will follow Elena in wishing you a nice day and adios.
    Actually, I do like Kerry, even though he flip-flops and has his own special interest groups, I like him anyway.

    I think we as citizens need to stop always believing negative things about ppl and calling others liars when we really don't know all the facts.
  14. by   dphrn
    So what if it is a negative thread about Kerry! Negative (opinions) threads don't have to be a bad thing. It's the personal jabs that make the thread go bad. As long as we don't bash eachother, what is the problem with voicing our concerns about republicans or democrats? Can there be no negative threads about democrats? It seems when a democrat gets bashed, it's a mortal sin. Look at ALL the negative threads about Bush! Come on kids, let's play fair. It goes both ways.
    Last edit by dphrn on Feb 14, '04

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