After being quoted in a Virginia newspapers piece on D.C. skinterns and Hill Hotties, New York dating columnist and blogger Julia Allison posted a transcript of her interview with the reporter.
In it, she says she downplayed her involvement with Harold Ford Jr. while she was a student at Georgetown University, not wanting to be known as that girl who dated Harold Ford.
From her blog: [reporter] A few years back, you were publicly linked to Rep. Harold Ford, has that element of celebrity benefited your career at all or opened any doors that may have been closed? [Allison] Being publicly linked to Harold has neither helped nor hurt my career. Perhaps if I had gone public with more information, it might have had more of an impact, but as it was, I downplayed my involvement with Harold as much as I could. ... Other than a fabulous weekend ski vacation and a few fancy dinners, all Harold gave me was the certainty that dating a [politician] is overrated.
[Julia's Note]: I originally wrote "dating an egotistical wannabe-hotshot is overrated" but in retrospect, that might have been a bit harsh. And really, that's the EXACT same thing as writing "politician" - so I have changed it accordingly.