Funny business: Appointed former Playboy bunny Cynthia Henderson as head of Floridaâ€™s Department of Business and Professional Regulation (which oversees sale of alcoholic beverages). Switched her to Secretary of Department of Management Services. Stood by the much-hated Henderson throughout numerous ethics complaints against her (one co-worker claimed she choked him); no one can understand why, unless those widely-reported (and vehemently-denied) rumors of an affair are true.
Denouement: Henderson quit state government in 2002, after four turbulent years, to â€œspend more time with familyâ€ (which is political-speak meaning she was asked to resign before she was fired).
Conclusion: Where thereâ€™s smoke, thereâ€™s usually fire â€” but, frankly, daughter Noelleâ€™s repeated drug crimes make for much more interesting story.