October 3 2002


Governor adds fuel to fire of missing-girl case

Details of caregivers` relationship revealed to Panhandle legislators

Alisa LaPolt and Paige St. John
News Journal capital bureau reporters

TALLAHASSEE - With the arrest of Rilya Wilson's caregivers on allegations of welfare fraud, Gov. Jeb Bush added his own "juicy details" in the national case.

Pamela Graham and Geralyn Smith were arrested Wednesday on allegations they illegally collected public assistance checks, including those for Wilson, 6, who lived in Miami until she disappeared eight months ago.

Bush told a visiting delegation of Panhandle legislators the news, adding he had "some juicy details."

He then implied the women are lesbians.
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Bush doesn't even know that Pensacola, Florida, the state he governs, is  mecca for gays and lesbians.  Ed. comment