You see, Jeb Bush "has a habit of getting himself in trouble when making statements in front of reporters — particularly ones he doesn’t know are there." One of Gub'ner Jeb's many gaffe's came on the heels of the "arrests in the tragic Rilya Wilson case." Wilson, a 6 year old child, had
been missing from state custody for more than a year, having last been seen at the home of her guardian Geralyn Graham. Graham, who has a long rap sheet for fraud and more than 40 aliases, says a worker from the state’s Department of Children and Families picked up the little girl from her home and never returned with her. She and her sister Pamela Graham claimed to be the child’s maternal grandmother and grand-aunt, respectively, but turned out to be acquaintances of Rilya’s mother. They’re now under arrest, along with two of Geralyn Graham’s grown children, for allegedly obtaining more than $14,000 worth of state assistance for the girl after she went missing."News of their arrest prompted Bush to tantalize GOP lawmakers at a Wednesday meeting with what he called “juicy details” about the women — who he implied were not sisters at all, but rather a lesbian couple."
“As [Geralyn Graham] was being arrested,” Bush told the Panhandle lawmakers, “she told her co-workers, ‘Tell my wife I’ve been arrested.’ The wife is the grandmother, and the aunt is the husband.” Bush added gestures, using his fingers to make quotation marks as he emphasized the word “grandmother.”"When Jeb Bush speaks, people cringe." Related: "Sexual Politics & Family Values in Jeb’s Florida."
“Bet you don’t get that in Pensacola,” Bush added for flourish, apparently not realizing that a reporter with Gannett Regional Newspapers of Florida was in the room. His comments were first reported in Wednesday’s editions of the Pensacola News-Journal, and soon made the rounds of media across the state.
On Thursday, Joshua Fisher, Pamela Graham’s attorney, called the governor’s comments “outrageous” and “disgusting.”