Ford Ex Thinks Dating a Politician “Overrated” 

After being quoted in a Virginia newspaper’s 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.

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