Alexandra Polier traces the trail of how she got dragged into the headlines as the intern who was supposedly having and affair with John Kerry in New York Magazine. The story had all the makings of a Bill Clinton or Gary Hart style implosion for Kerry, except that it wasn’t true.
Polier does comes off as the type who would (and did) have a thing for power and politicians. In the case of her relationship with Kerry, her own words paint her as someone seriously smitten by the attention – though not in a sexual way. She relished the fact that a Senator and his campaign staff were actively seeking her services, and she played it to the hilt. The fact that she had a secretive relationship with Kerry’s finance director (Peter Maroney, about whom she gushed, “I found him charming, smart, and charismatic