"This is not going to go away,"
said an American friend of
Polier to the Telegraph UK. "What actually happened is
much nastier than is being reported."
"I think he's [John Kerry] a sleazeball,"
exclaimed Terry Polier.
"I did wonder if she didn't get that feeling herself."
Still a race?
"Not so fast, John Kerry," said Sen. John
Edwards. “We're going to have an election here in Wisconsin
this Tuesday and we've got a whole group of primaries coming
up, and I for one intend to fight with everything I've got for
every one of those votes.”
While Kerry is the front runner, none of the
candidates sought to knock him out of his position. Instead,
they focused on Bush bashing. They especially tried to open up
a credibility gap for President Bush.
"Certainly the integrity and character of the
president of the United States is at issue -- no question,"
"I do not think we were told the truth about
why we went to war in Iraq and I think that's a huge problem,"
Howard Dean bashed
"The president lied to the American people,"
said Rep. Dennis Kucinich.
The only real hit came from Edwards against his
two strongest rivals Dean and Kerry on free trade. Edwards has
spent nearly a week in Wisconsin pushing the issue of
manufacturing layoffs in the state.
"Senator Kerry is entitled, as is Governor
Dean, to support free trade, as they always have," Edwards
said. "The voters of Wisconsin deserve to know this is
something I will take very personally. I will stand up and
fight every way I know how to protect these jobs."
The ‘not so fast’ as to why both Edwards and
Dean are still in the race is the looming question… Kerry The
Gold Digger’s affair that is yet to break. The question is
whether it will break in time for the Primary season. Will it
have an affect on Democrats, who clearly don’t mind sexual
misconduct in the White House Oval Office? Was there a cigar
involved? What is next?
This despite the fact that Kerry is at 47
percent, Dean is at 23 percent and Edwards is third with 20
percent in the latest Wisconsin polls. However, sentiment
could still change with the breaking of the affair story.
Of course these numbers may change, because
Dean has the problem of the Al Gore aide who just mutinied
(his national chairman Steve Grossman). He had previously
stated that he would wait until after the Wisconsin election
"If Howard Dean does not win the Wisconsin
primary, I will reach out to John Kerry unless he reaches out
to me first," The Dean Campaign chairman Steve Grossman is
reported to have said.
However, he abandoned ship for Kerry’s money
and paycheck today.
I guess it is still worth the other two hanging
around to see what happens.
Maybe Kerry should ask his friend Ted Kennedy
what to do.
Terry McAuliff may want to start calling
Hillary or be stuck with a charismatic Sen. John Edwards, whom
his own party says is not ready. Or McAuliff may want to
re-read the Des Moines Register’s article about Edwards that
says, “He’s ready.” (2/16/2004)
Was there an affair?
"This is not going to go away. What actually
happened is much nastier than is being reported,"
said an American friend of Polier to the Telegraph UK.
Political pundits on talk shows Sunday were in
near unanimous agreement that the alleged Sen. John Kerry
affair while married to Terisa Heinz Kerry is going to have
legs and grow in the media. Alexandra (Alex) Polier is the
Associated Press intern who is alleged to have had an affair
with the married Kerry.
The shocking news is that it is being reported
that Polier has already told her story to a major network news
outlet. The television network is trying to gather more proof
of the charges made by Polier before airing what would be
potentially damaging to the Kerry presidential campaign.
"I just deny it categorically," Kerry told
reporters in Wisconsin, where a primary election will take
place on Tuesday. "It's rumor. It's untrue. Period."
Kerry appeared on the Don Imus radio talk show
last Friday morning and after saying there was nothing to
report about the affair, Imus pronounced that Kerry was “dead”
if it was proven that he was lying.
"These guys will want to try to do everything
to change the subject," Kerry stated on Imus. "But I think
they're in for a surprise. I'm a fighter, and I'm ready to
There is already damaging evidence that Kerry
Polier's parents, Terry and Donna Polier from
Malvern, Pennsylvania, acknowledged that Kerry had been
involved with their daughter.
"I think he's a sleazeball," exclaimed Terry
Polier. "I did wonder if she didn't get that feeling herself."
Polier formerly worked for the New York bureau
of the Associated Press after graduating with a double major
in philosophy and government from Clark University in
Worcester, Massachusetts and with a journalism degree from
Columbia University in New York. She is currently living in
Kenya with the parents of her fiancé, Yaron Schwartzman, who
works for a company called FilmStudios. The couple met at
Columbia University and plan to get married later this year.
Kerry has reason to be concerned. It seems that
his billionaire wife has promised to do serious bodily harm to
Kerry's wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, told Elle
Magazine that if her first husband was ever involved in an
extramarital affair that she would "maim" him:
"I'll maim you," Teresa said, "Not kill you,
just maim you."
Wonder what she’ll do to her second husband…?
It has also been reported that Kerry has been
linked to other alleged extramarital affairs in the past,
including Morgan Fairchild, Cornelia Guest, Patti Davis,
Michele Philips, Catherine Oxenberg and other young reporters.
“Kerry says terrorism is "primarily an
intelligence and law-enforcement operation" — precisely the
misconception that had us waking up on Sept. 12 realizing
that while the enemy was preparing for war, we were
preparing legal briefs for grand juries.”
columnist Charles Krathammer [entire
"I'm tired of these politicians who show
up when the bagpipes are wailing and the flags are at
half-staff and they talk about heroes in America,"
Kerry said. "And
then when they go back to Washington, the flags are at
full-staff again and the bagpipes have stopped playing, they
“I believe we need a president who doesn't
just say 'start your engines,' but says 'we're here to start
the engines of the economy by putting America back to work,"
"Do for him what you did for my brother
[deliver Wisconsin]," Sen.
Ted Kennedy implored Wisconsinites. "He will make a
great president, he will lead this country."
Kerry barely wins Wisconsin
Edwards hot, Dean not
It was another win for John Kerry in the
Wisconsin Primary… but just barely. Rival John Edwards was hot
on Kerry’s heels throughout and momentum was in Edward’s
corner. Howard Dean, coming in third place, did not secure
enough Wisconsin votes to remain in the race according to
those who would comment. Returning to Vermont, the former
governor has said he is going to think things over. Dean also
called both Edwards and Kerry to discuss his next move. If
Dean endorses Edwards it could mean trouble ahead for Kerry…
if Dean endorses Kerry, it could mean the end of the Edwards
surge and hopes of unseating the leader. (2/17/2004)
Dean’s hopes dashed in Wisconsin
Edwards crowding Kerry
DRUDGE, the late afternoon exit polls in Wisconsin show
that even voters in that highly liberal, independent-minded
state just do not support Howard Dean as their party’s
presidential candidate… at a disappointing 15 percent of the
vote thus far, Howard Dean is not their candidate of choice.
Big question, of course, is: will Dean stay in the race after
But the other developing story, according to
DRUDGE, is that of John Edwards’ surprising strength and
crowding of leader John Kerry -- exit polling shows Edwards at
31 percent to Kerry’s 42 percent. (2/17/2004)
Kerry dropping in Polls
The latest Rasmussen Reports national tracking
poll indicates that Sen. John Kerry has dropped 8 percentage
points and that Sen. John Edwards has gained 7 percentage
points in just three days. Kerry is now at 43 percent and
Edwards has 25 percent support among the nation’s Democrats.
Howard Dean is at 14 percent.
There was no indication as to why Democrats are
no longer supporting Kerry as strongly as they have. There
have been several revelations concerning Kerry’s past affairs
and a recent affair that was denied. In addition, there have
been suggestions about his twenty year Senate flip flops and
the revelation of being the leading Senator in taking the
largest amount of special interest money.
The national telephone survey of 570 Democrats
was conducted by Rasmussen Reports over the past three nights.
The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points.
Kerry out of line
Sen. John Kerry campaigning in Wisconsin with
Rep. Dick Gephardt claimed that President Bush doesn’t care
about America’s fallen heroes.
"I'm tired of these politicians who show up
when the bagpipes are wailing and the flags are at half-staff
and they talk about heroes in America," Kerry said. "And then
when they go back to Washington, the flags are at full-staff
again and the bagpipes have stopped playing, they forget."
It was the most irreverent attack by any
Democrat opponent to date. The charge is akin to saying that
the President of the United States doesn’t care about the
sacrifices of 9-11 or the losses of American lives in the
continuing War on Terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq. There
will undoubtedly be those who demand out of decency an apology
by Kerry. (2/17/2004)
Kerry affair story takes twist
Nairobi Kenya - 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."
"Whoever is spreading these rumors and
allegations does not know me," Polier said, appealing to the
media to respect her privacy and the privacy of her fiance and
Her parents stated, "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."
In a statement e-mailed to the AP in New York,
Alex’s father Terry Polier said he was misquoted by the Sun
and that his wife never talked to the Sun reporter. Contacted
early Tuesday, the Sun had no immediate comment.
It is attributed that the story was being
peddled that Kerry had an affair with Alex Polier by a Wesley
Clark aide. Wesley Clark supposedly told reporters off the
record, "Kerry will implode over an intern issue."
It has also been reported that Polier dated
longtime Kerry Finance Director Peter Maroney. It was reported
that she stated in Kerry’s offices that she was dating ‘the
next President of the United States.’
This strange sequence of events remains
suspicious, and there remain questions whether it is true or
untrue that she taped an interview with a network television
during Christmas – supposedly telling all about her affair
with John Kerry.
Will this saga continue? Will the British
newspapers respond? (2/17/2004)
Kerry and Gephardt
The Kerry campaign released the following
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry
and Representative Dick Gephardt today joined union leaders
from the Alliance for Economic Justice (AEJ) at a rally in
Milwaukee to highlight George Bush’s failed economic policies.
AEJ unanimously voted last Wednesday to endorse John Kerry in
the Democratic presidential primary race. The 19 member unions
of the Alliance represent more than 5 million workers
“It was the choice of our union leaders to
stand behind John Kerry and his more than 19 years of public
service to working men and women,” said Joe Hunt, Chairman of
the Alliance and General President of the Iron Workers Union.
“He has the character, the passion and the strength to fight
for a better future for America’s working families.”
John Kerry is currently embarked on a four-day
dialogue with American workers about the devastating impact of
the Bush economy on middle class families. He is discussing
his plan to re-tool the American economy and create
manufacturing jobs, beginning with the repeal of the Bush tax
cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
The Alliance will put in place a massive
grassroots voter education and mobilization effort for the
remaining presidential primaries and for November’s general
election. In New York and California alone, whose combined
delegate count totals nearly one-fourth of those needed to
secure the Democratic nomination, Alliance member unions have
more than 500,000 members.
“George Bush is more about creating photo
opportunities than job opportunities,” said Kerry. “Since he
took office, Wisconsin has lost 75,000 manufacturing jobs and
more than 170,000 people in this state still can’t find work.
President Bush has focused on tax cuts for the wealthy rather
than American jobs and he has done little to address the real
reasons manufacturing jobs are being lost.”
“I promise you that when I am president, we
will put jobs back on the top of the national agenda, and
return prosperity to America,” continued Kerry. “I will start
by repealing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans
and instead invest in education and affordable healthcare for
all. I will fight for manufacturing jobs by giving real
incentives to keep jobs in the United States, making sure
manufacturers can compete by making health care more
affordable and assuring that these companies can compete on a
level playing field. Unlike the Bush Administration, I want to
repeal every tax break and loophole that rewards any Benedict
Arnold CEO or corporation for shipping American jobs
The Alliance for Economic Justice was formed in
2003 and consists of the following unions: the Air Line Pilots
Association, American Maritime Officers, Brotherhood of
Boilermakers, Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Graphic
Communications International Union, International Association
of Iron Workers, Laborers’ Union, Machinists Union,
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way, Marine Engineers’
Beneficial Association, Office and Professional Employees
Union, PACE International Union, Operative Plasterers’ and
Cement Masons Union, Seafarers Union, Alliance of Theatrical
Stage Employees Union, United Steelworkers of America,
Teamsters Union, Transport Workers Union of America and United
Food and Commercial Workers Union. (2/17/2004)
Every father understands that a man applying to
be his daughter's sugar daddy is held to a
different standard than a man who only wants to be
president of the United States. You wouldn't
necessarily want President Sleazeball to be your
lover-in-law. -- writes Wesley Pruden,
Kerry is exhausted, by all our accounts, and
while Edwards is tired, he seems fresher. Energy
and verve will matter greatly during the next two
weeks. -- writes ABC’s
"We're going to win the nomination,"
We play everywhere, unlike John Edwards and
Howard Dean and anyone else in the race,"
Steve Elmendorf, Kerry's deputy campaign manager.
"The problem these other candidates have is they
are not competing in a serious way to get enough
delegates to get the nomination."
"We underwent a lot of Republican attacks the
last week," John Kerry said.
“Notwithstanding those attacks we showed we can
fight back." (2/18/2004)
Dean done & Edwards a contender
The truth of Howard Dean’s campaign death became
apparent in Wisconsin’s election with an 18
percent finish and 13 delegates to Sen. John
Edwards' 34 percent and 24 delegates and Sen. John
Kerry’s 40 percent and 30 delegates. The Doctor
hopefully is going back to Vermont where he will
make the call to cease life support efforts and
pull the plug on a campaign that will be studied
and written about for years to come.
However, Dean’s first inclination seems to be to
scale back his campaign, and not formally
withdraw. It was reported that he was looking for
a way to still affect the outcome of the race.
Edwards has become a contender for the nomination
in a two-way race at this point. Whether he has
the money or enough media attention to play in all
the big states that make up the 10 states on Super
Tuesday, March 2 is another question. Edwards
should get a huge boost in cash, but it will be
difficult to spend the money in a timely and
effective way that will have an impact. There is
also the problem of if Dean endorses Kerry.
Exit polls showed 75 percent of Edwards'
supporters made their decision in the last three
days, after he had a strong performance in a
Sunday debate and picked up major newspaper
endorsements in the two biggest cities, Milwaukee
Exit polls also showed two-thirds of Edwards'
supporters said issues mattered more than
electability in the race against Bush.
Electability has been a key factor in the rise of
Kerry. Edwards has been pushing jobs and economy
and highlighting Kerry’s support of NAFTA.
Kerry won 2-to-1 among Democrats, and Edwards
easily won among independents and especially among
the one in 10 voters who were Republicans in the
Wisconsin voting. (2/18/2004)
Here is ABC’s delegate count:
“… George Bush said he couldn’t be held
responsible for knowing the number of new jobs
because he’s not in charge of the numbers. Well it
doesn’t take a lot of math to count to zero,”
said John Kerry.
"The beauty of John Kerry is 32 years of votes and
the chief media
adviser. McKinnon suggested a possible tag
line: "He's been wrong for 32 years, he's wrong
Kerry & Edwards head-to-head this Sunday
DRUDGE is alerting the world that John Kerry
and John Edwards have agreed to go head to head on
ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” The
show will air this Sunday. And according to
“No politics, no process, no gotcha…We want to
focus the candidates and the voters on the big
differences over the big issues.”
And the big issues to be covered are: jobs, trade
and the economy, health care, Iraq, and terrorism.
Labor says race over
"Today we know the time has come to unite behind
one man, one leader, one candidate," said John
Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, an umbrella
organization of 64 unions. "Throughout his
distinguished political career John Kerry has been
a friend of working families."
While Labor’s number one spokesman may have been
calling the race, Sen. John Edwards was
criticizing Sen. John Kerry’s vote in support of
Meanwhile Kerry bashed Bush and the Economic
forecast that projected more jobs being created in
December than what looks feasible now.
“Every year, George Bush has promised to create
jobs. And every year, he’s ended up losing them.
Just last week, the White House promised to create
2.6 million jobs this year. But yesterday, George
Bush said he couldn’t be held responsible for
knowing the number of new jobs because he’s not in
charge of the numbers. Well it doesn’t take a lot
of math to count to zero,” said Kerry.
Kerry also sounded the isolationism and trade
barrier theme that has come to dominate the
“It makes no sense at all for the American
taxpayer to subsidize sending our jobs overseas.
We’re going to repeal every tax loophole and
benefit that rewards any Benedict Arnold CEO or
company for exploiting the tax code to export
American jobs. We should be exporting American
products, not American jobs.
“George Bush said that if our trading partners
engage in unfair trading practices, they’ll hear
from us. But today, when foreign countries engage
in unfair trading practices, all they hear from
this President is the silence of a wink and a nod.
I will insist on real worker and environmental
provisions in the core of every trade agreement.
Unlike George Bush, I will enforce them.
And I am honored by the confidence of working men
and women that I will stand up and fight for you.”
Greenpapers.com has the vote count for the
Democrats as follows.
Wesley Clark – 44
Howard Dean – 112
John Edwards – 171
John Kerry – 494
Al Sharpton – 12
This site is excellent in explaining the delegate
selection allocation for both the Republicans and