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Kerry lover holed up in city house
East Africa Standard ^ | 2.16.04 | Nixon Ng'ang'a

Posted on 02/16/2004 4:08:44 PM PST by ambrose

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Kerry lover holed up in city house

By Nixon Ng'ang'a

The woman who could end Senator John Kerry's chances of becoming president of the United States remained holed up in a Lavington house in Nairobi amid claims that she had confessed her affair to a US TV station.

The gate to the house where twenty four-year old Alexandra Polier, who allegedly had a two-year affair with the Senator favoured to clinch the Democratic Party nomination stays, was closed yesterday.

Local and international journalists camped at the gate for hours but were denied access to house no 909 on James Gichuru Road, next to the Spring Garden Chinese Restaurant.

A guard at the gate said he had firm instructions not to open the gate to journalists " or any strange people."

Two cars, a Range Rover and white Toyota , stood next to a solitary basketball rim in the compound tucked under a canopy of giant blue gums and fenced in by a 12-feet stone wall.

The house belongs to Mr Joseph Scwartzman, a wealthy businessman of Jewish origin and a director of H and Young Company who is the father to Alex's fiancee, Yaron.

Neighbours described Alex, a former intern in the House of Parliament in London and a journalist with the Associated Press, as "an extremely good-looking but aloof slim lady with long hair."

"I have seen her a couple of times driving with the young Scwartzman, " said a guard who did not want to be named. "They rarely socialise with their immediate neighbours but they are normally seen driving out on weekends."

Neighbours claimed to have been seeing Alex and her boyfriend from the beginning of this year.

The claim seems to reinforce US-sourced accounts that Alex "ran" to Kenya last December on prompting from Kerry ostensibly to put a distance between her and investigators probing his past sex life.

But at Film Studios, where Yaron was reported to be working, the managing director, Mr Charles Simpson denied any knowledge of the man.

Said Simpson: "I would not want to be so categorical that he has never been here... we continuously give short-time jobs to several people. But again, we are a close-knit community. If he ever worked here, we would know him."

At H and Young Company on Funzi Road in Nairobi's Industrial Area, journalists were restricted to talking through the intercom to a man who curtly said the senior Schwartzman never worked from the premises.

Yesterday, US newspapers reported that the brunette described as having "the perkiness of a cheerleader and the ambition of a Hollywood starlet" had given a kiss-and-tell story to a TV station in December.

The station has however been reluctant to air the story apparently because it was not credible.

The TV executive was quoted as saying: "She wants to tell her story. She is claiming this is a two-year affair. The problem is that no one is believing her."

Kerry, 60, who is twice-married is said to have asked Alex to join his campaign team but she declined.

He has dismissed the allegations first floated by private web page owner Matt Drudge as a smear campaign orchestrated by his Republican opponents and vowed to fight on.

"I promise you that when the Republican smear machine trots out the same old attacks in this election, this is one Democrat who will fight back. I've fought for my country my entire life, and I'm not about to back down now, he said."

If proved, the sex scandal could put paid to the Massachusetts senator's dream to replace incumbent George Bush in the November elections.

Family "correctness" and moral probity play a crucial role in US presidential elections. Bill Clinton's indiscretion with White House intern Monica Lewinsky is believed to have cost last election's Democratic candidate Al Gore-Clinton's Vice President- the presidency.

Currently, Kerry is leading Bush with nearly ten percent in opinion polls but the Republicans will likely pick on his sex scandal hoping to roll back his advantage.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2004; alexgate; alexpolier; bimboeruption; kenya; kerry; nairobi
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1 posted on 02/16/2004 4:08:45 PM PST by ambrose
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To: ambrose
"I promise you that when the Republican smear machine trots out the same old attacks in this election, this is one Democrat who will fight back. I've fought for my country my entire life, and I'm not about to back down now, he said."

He rehearsed that one.

2 posted on 02/16/2004 4:13:25 PM PST by independentmind
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To: ambrose
Currently, Kerry is leading Bush with nearly ten percent in opinion polls

LOL!!

3 posted on 02/16/2004 4:13:35 PM PST by EggsAckley ({...................troll patrol........on duty...................})
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To: EggsAckley
Where did they get their information.....? Thought all this had been reputed.
4 posted on 02/16/2004 4:14:40 PM PST by hoosiermama (Ask Kerry to list the major pieces of enacted legislation he has authored in his career.)
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To: ambrose
If the tables were turned there would be a media feeding frenzy. As it going now I don't think this has legs.....not that it would matter to the Dems anyway.

SIC
5 posted on 02/16/2004 4:15:00 PM PST by SICSEMPERTYRANNUS ("Our responses to terrorist acts should make the world gasp." - When Devils Walk the Earth)
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To: hoosiermama
It's the old, "if you tell a lie often enough and loud enough......." thing. Goebbels tactic, I think.
6 posted on 02/16/2004 4:15:46 PM PST by EggsAckley ({...................troll patrol........on duty...................})
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To: ambrose
Compare this:

The claim seems to reinforce US-sourced accounts that Alex "ran" to Kenya last December on prompting from Kerry ostensibly to put a distance between her and investigators probing his past sex life.

To this:

Yesterday, US newspapers reported that the brunette described as having "the perkiness of a cheerleader and the ambition of a Hollywood starlet" had given a kiss-and-tell story to a TV station in December.

I just don't get it. If she's so intent on having her story told, why flee? And if the story is much worse than we've heard so far, why would Polier follow the advice of Kerry at all? It doesn't make sense.

7 posted on 02/16/2004 4:18:23 PM PST by independentmind
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To: ambrose
The TV executive was quoted as saying: "She wants to tell her story. She is claiming this is a two-year affair. The problem is that no one is believing her."

What about the letter the girl supposedly issued today that denies this?

8 posted on 02/16/2004 4:19:06 PM PST by gg188
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To: ambrose
"I would not want to be so categorical"

Welcome to the eve of confusions.

9 posted on 02/16/2004 4:20:04 PM PST by bvw
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To: independentmind
Wish he would go fight "for" some OTHER country now for the NEXT 40 yrs.

With friends like these, who needs enemies.
10 posted on 02/16/2004 4:20:05 PM PST by Chris Talk (What Earth now is, Mars once was. What Mars now is, Earth will become.)
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To: gg188
Monica Lewinsky also denied have a relationship with Slick.

Democrats lie. Especially when the alternative is to get popped while going to Starbucks for a coffee.

11 posted on 02/16/2004 4:20:58 PM PST by ambrose ("John Kerry has blood of American soldiers on his hands" - Lt. Col. Oliver North)
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To: ambrose
The DNC and Kerry are using the same trial balloons that clinton used before the dress. It was someone else. The woman is distrurbed. The woman has a fiance.

The father has recanted his kerry is a scumbag.
The woman is now saying the story is false while she sits in what is probably a dangerous country. (rumor per radio, the woman has given conflicting stories and interviews.)

What happened to the woman with the letters? Arkancide?

This time "monica" will not happen again.
12 posted on 02/16/2004 4:25:09 PM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: ambrose
===I guess in KENYA they didn't get her statement...
13 posted on 02/16/2004 4:26:26 PM PST by KQQL (@)
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14 posted on 02/16/2004 4:28:10 PM PST by KQQL (@)
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To: ambrose
Check out the picture on the home page of the Kenyan Paper:

http://www.eastandard.net

"An ‘East African Standard’ journalist climbs atop a car to peer into the compound where a young woman, Alex Polier, at the heart of a scandal involving American presidential candidate John Kerry is said to be holed up. Pic by Yahya Mohammed"

Seems like Kenyan journalists are less pompous than the American breed.
15 posted on 02/16/2004 4:29:50 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: ambrose
This girl is engaged, Why would any man marry a woman who admitted sleeping with Horseface. Of course she will deny it.
16 posted on 02/16/2004 4:32:29 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: independentmind
"I just don't get it. If she's so intent on having her story told, why flee?"

The story was reportedly given in December.

Her "flight to Africa" was reportedly undertaken two months later.

Maybe she heard something she didn't like in the intervening two months. Or maybe she received an unexpected windfall from somebody. Or both.

17 posted on 02/16/2004 4:32:56 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: BCrago66
It's got the legs of the centipede
18 posted on 02/16/2004 4:33:00 PM PST by spokeshave (She said one of the men yelled after the retreating burglar: "And that's just our womenfolk.")
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To: sgtbono2002
She and her "fiance" are alleged to have an "understanding." This has never been uncommon among the "jet set."
19 posted on 02/16/2004 4:35:07 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: BCrago66

An ‘East African Standard’ journalist climbs atop a car to peer into the compound where a young woman, Alex Polier, at the heart of a scandal involving American presidential candidate John Kerry is said to be holed up. Pic by Yahya Mohammed

http://www.eastandard.net/


20 posted on 02/16/2004 4:35:19 PM PST by KQQL (@)
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To: sgtbono2002
she may have been "assigned" a fiance as a cover story.

She is not comming back to the USA until after the election. (that or dead)
21 posted on 02/16/2004 4:36:23 PM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: ambrose
Kerry is a stinking pile of turd.
22 posted on 02/16/2004 4:36:50 PM PST by Stallone (Guess who Al Qaeda wants to be President?)
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To: sgtbono2002
The strangest twist in the story is the father who called Kerry a "sleazeball" three days ago is now saying he is voting for him.

Perhaps a deal has already been made for Hitlery to be VP and the father was shown some pictures of Ft Marcy Park?
23 posted on 02/16/2004 4:37:53 PM PST by ambrose ("John Kerry has blood of American soldiers on his hands" - Lt. Col. Oliver North)
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To: ambrose
Perhaps this is the same as cuomo jr. being "encouaged" to get out of the senate race.

Would the DNC threaten or imply to threaten someone's life?

Leaving the country may have been a very dangerous decision. Jurisdictional question outside the usa if she has an accident.
25 posted on 02/16/2004 4:40:50 PM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: longtermmemmory
She was probably given an offer she couldn't refuse.

Leave the country or die.
26 posted on 02/16/2004 4:42:10 PM PST by ambrose ("John Kerry has blood of American soldiers on his hands" - Lt. Col. Oliver North)
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To: independentmind
... why would Polier follow the advice of Kerry at all? It doesn't make sense.

Oh ... let's say 10,000 shares of Heinz stock to both her and her parents ... would that work?

27 posted on 02/16/2004 4:43:26 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: Conservative U.S. Patriot
This time the DNC learned its lesson from last time. Now that she is out of the country, her appartment has been assuridly sterilized of any kerry evidence.

Joke if we must but monica's dress saved her life. This poor girl and her family can only play ball to save theirs.
28 posted on 02/16/2004 4:44:06 PM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: EggsAckley
Kerry 47% Bush 44%
February 16, 2004--Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry now leads President George W. Bush by three points in the latest Rasmussen Reports Presidential Tracking Poll. As of this morning, Kerry attracts support from 47% of the nation's likely voters while Bush is the choice for 44%.
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ABC Kerry 52% - W 43% ( Approval @50%

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NEW Cbs poll

In the CBS News poll, Kerry had a lead of 48 percent to 43 percent over Bush Approval @50%
29 posted on 02/16/2004 4:44:11 PM PST by KQQL (@)
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To: longtermmemmory
**if she has an accident** The tape may be her insurance that she doesn't have one.

Expect a "break-in" at a major news network. Hope they make copies and keep them in many safe locations.
30 posted on 02/16/2004 4:44:15 PM PST by hoosiermama (Ask Kerry to list the major pieces of enacted legislation he has authored in his career.)
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To: ambrose
OK, if it's not Alex, and today was the first day she spoke to press or anyone about this, who is the woman that wrote Kerry campaign, denying an affair with Kerry (Isn't this what Campaign Carl reported over the weekend? And didn't Carl say original story was a 'combo' of 3 different stories flying around DC?)

One of the British stories about this today said her dad was a Republican; how does that jibe with this guy now voting for Kerry?

I agree with Rush; this reply brings up more questions than answers...

31 posted on 02/16/2004 4:45:21 PM PST by uvular (Something stinks, and it's not the litterbox)
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To: independentmind
you are right. it takes a lot to kill some one in this country plus a bundle of money. over there maybe $10 would do.
32 posted on 02/16/2004 4:45:23 PM PST by camas
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To: uvular
Does anyone remember the Ann Coulter column a month or two ago where she incredulously asks why the Democrats air the plans in public as if we're not looking?

After all that's been reported here and in the overseas press, do the Democrats really expect that they can just issue a denial, get the woman to retract, and then move on as if nothing ever happened?

-PJ

33 posted on 02/16/2004 4:49:54 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: camas
Do you really think she's is there....or just telling people she is?....She could be anywhere. I hope she is safe.

Tin FOil hat The thought crossed my mind that her parents reply sounded almost like a note one would issue to keep her "safe". (I'll say anything you want just don't harm her) / tinfoil hat!
34 posted on 02/16/2004 4:50:59 PM PST by hoosiermama (Ask Kerry to list the major pieces of enacted legislation he has authored in his career.)
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To: ambrose; All
Look--from the time Drudge first broke Monica to the time everyone including the media realized it had happened was over six months (depending on the start date and the fulfillment date). This story will take a while also but probably not as long because here, lots of people know what happened.

Further, the factual outline here is incomplete and readers generally are not picking up on the nuances of what is being said.

The affair in question happened while she was at Clark College in Massachusetts. About 1998-2000. The possibility exists that the affair was with Kerry's local fund raiser, not Kerry. That is not what is being covered up. Even if Kerry had an affair with her in that time period, he could confess and the problem would go away--two consenting adults (etc.); a problem with Mrs. Katsup maybe but not a fatal problem for his campaign.

Then, in 2003 or 2004, something else happens: He solicits her to work on his campaign for president; end of the discussions has her turning him down. In that time interval happened the event that is being covered up.

Result of the event is that her parents conclude Kerry is a scumbag (he is). She is first angry; then, later in 2004 concerned about her neck. Her friends learn about the "nasty"; the story starts to get legs among the political insiders and many think Kerry is done for that reason. Kerry does not respond to her; and she is increasingly concerned about her neck.

So she makes a video of her story of the affair; ABC has a copy; so do others including her lawyer in London. If anything bad happens to her, it gets published.

General Clark (and maybe his friends Hilly and Billy from the Ozarks) has a big mouth. Kerry now becomes concerned. He pays her off and tells her to leave town. Probably a big check; maybe with a big holdback also (if the story comes out, you lose). Her parents now decide Kerry would make a great president and endorse him.

This problem is not going away. Too many people are in the know and shortly we will all hear what really happened. If it is really as bad as reported, it should bring Kerry down, even if he and the media continue to deny. Voters are skeptical of Dems on this issue because of Slick Bill, and the bad suggestion may be enough to stop Kerry. Maybe if enough people in Wisconsin are on line, Drudge may dent Kerry without any confirmation.

35 posted on 02/16/2004 4:51:06 PM PST by David
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To: independentmind
The GOP had better stay away from this Wesley Clark mess and do it quick. There is no such thing as bad publicity.
This Kerry gal pal BS is a dead end street. Everyone knows that only the Newt Gingrich and Rep Livingston rumors are worthentioning and worth chasing down. There is not one reason to go after Kerry. It will only make him stronger in the eyes of the Democrat voter.
36 posted on 02/16/2004 4:51:25 PM PST by oldironsides
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To: David
The 1998 story had a Boston paper describing an attractive young blonde woman. I think there are at least two different stories colliding here.
38 posted on 02/16/2004 4:56:53 PM PST by Katya
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To: Political Junkie Too
yes they do expect that. The do not acknowledge internet news. FNC might cover some. Rush has been targeted by the prosecutor.

The AWOL story stay on as long as kerry's campaing wanted reporters to keep the story. The only thing reporters lack is a leash.
39 posted on 02/16/2004 4:59:41 PM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: ambrose
We've been HAD by a Fake story so that Drudge and Talk Radio and the Internet are ALL DISCREDITED!!
40 posted on 02/16/2004 5:01:30 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ambrose
" or any strange people."

I guess Kerry campaign spokesman Mike Meehan won't be getting in.

41 posted on 02/16/2004 5:03:59 PM PST by Rome2000 (JIHADISTS FOR KERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ambrose
I hope your "MEAT" was worth it! Because we won't forget it!
42 posted on 02/16/2004 5:07:59 PM PST by winker
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To: EggsAckley
Currently, Kerry is leading Bush with nearly ten percent in opinion polls

Quick! Somebody find GW a mistress!

43 posted on 02/16/2004 5:10:36 PM PST by Sender ("This is the most important election in the history of the world." -DU)
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To: Ann Archy
We've been HAD by a Fake story so that Drudge and Talk Radio and the Internet are ALL DISCREDITED!!

Do you think that someone with a degree from the Columbia School of Journalism would have a professional interest in accomplishing such a feat? Now that really would take some ambition!

44 posted on 02/16/2004 5:11:30 PM PST by independentmind
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To: ambrose
Does anybody find it strange that a journalist won't talk to the press about a poitical story that could be the biggest story of the year. Isn't the press supposed to search for the truth and inform the people?

I want this to continue, not for the destruction of, the very french looking, John F'in Kerry, but for the bare naked exposure of the American Press and what they have become, butt boys (and girls) of the communist left. They haven't reported the news in the last 30 years. They have been the propaganda wing of Der Partik Democratik (Seit...Hial). I want no doubt as to their intentions to be made public. It's coming, my friends. The hate for us is so great, they are now making mistakes. It's out job to factually represent those mistakes, and get them out to the public.

If you thought Florida 2000 was a nightmare, you ain't seen nothin' yet. The following 9 months will test your very soul. They have, or will, sell their collective souls to the devil to win this thing. If we don't stick together and fight them they will win. If we do nothing, if we sit at home, if we BLINK, they will win. This is not the time to fight among outselves, it's a time to stand together, because if we don't, and they win, this will be the last election that we will ever vote in.

If you think I'm wearing a tinfoil Stetson, think about their anger at losing power. If you don't think that I'm right, just think about what they will do if they ever get that power back again. Just think!

45 posted on 02/16/2004 5:15:04 PM PST by timydnuc ("Give me Liberty, or give me death"!)
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To: Katya; Julliardsux
I think there are at least two different stories colliding here.

Not to mention the one freeper Julliardsux has described, of Kerry's most recent "relationship" with a Senate staff member. Anything new on that, J?

46 posted on 02/16/2004 5:17:44 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: camas
Yeah but now if anything at all happens to this poor girl's health, Kerry's goose is cooked. Dead girl=guilty Kerry. At least that's how it will appear.
47 posted on 02/16/2004 5:18:59 PM PST by Sender ("This is the most important election in the history of the world." -DU)
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To: longtermmemmory
Internet news is one thing. How about the London press? I don't know that the London press will be as obliging to Kerry as the American press, especially in the wake of the BBC scandal. I think the London press will want to show that they are objective and trustworthy.

-PJ

48 posted on 02/16/2004 5:24:32 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: BluH2o
>Oh ... let's say 10,000 shares of Heinz stock to both her and her parents ... would that work?

Coupled with thuggish threats of reputation assassination, carrot/stick-like, I think so.
49 posted on 02/16/2004 5:37:59 PM PST by Paul_B
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To: Bonaparte
"She and her "fiance" are alleged to have an "understanding." This has never been uncommon among the "jet set."

I wonder if Senator Kerry and the luvly Ms. Kerry have a similar "understanding"?
50 posted on 02/16/2004 5:39:05 PM PST by Maria S ("I will do whatever the Americans want…I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid." Gaddafi, 9/03)
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