So yeah, it seems like I didn't screw up, and the Google News engine really did just make the connection between the two stories that name Ms. Polier and the rest of the Kerry dross.
Searching for "Alex Polier" & "John Kerry" on Google Web, however, still pulls up nothing. . .not even this page! Oh, I'm so wounded.
New thought: So let's see how long it takes Google's spiders to come and find me. . .