The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Friday, October 04, 2002  

A Chance to Mourn or a Chance to Mock

Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) yesterday told northern-state lawmakers he had “some juicy details” about the sexual orientation of two women, Geralyn Graham and Pamela Graham, who have been with fraud as a result of the investigation into the disappearance of Rilya Wilson, a Miami girl who has been missing for nearly two years.

Excerpts from the Associated Press report:

“As (Pamela Graham) was being arrested, she told her co-workers, ‘Tell my wife I’ve been arrested.’ The wife is the grandmother, and the aunt is the husband,” Bush explained, using his fingers to indicate quotation marks to emphasize the word “grandmother.”

Bet you don’t get that in Pensacola,” Bush told his guests, a group of lawmakers from Florida’s Panhandle. [Ed.: Emphasis added.]

Never having been to Pensacola myself, I don’t know what one “gets” there, except for what I read in the papers.

And the last big story I recall coming out of Pensacola had to do with the tragic, unnecessary, and preventable death of one Chester Lee Miller, 18. [Ed.: The link was posted on Sept. 26 and some aspects of the initial account have changed since that time.]

There are, unfortunately, no “juicy details” in the story of Chester Miller, only sickening and depressing details -- the exception being the selfless and noble actions of Miller’s would-be rescuer, the aptly-named Janice Goodman, and her family -- details one wonders whether Gov. Bush is even aware of.

ADDENDUM: Be sure to read MWO’s take on the situation today.

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