The ruling is in from the folks at the award-winning “PolitiFact Florida:”
Jeb Bush had “pants on fire” on the eve of Thanksgiving when he tweeted:
Why would our President close our Embassy to the Vatican? Hopefully, it is not retribution for Catholic organizations opposing Obamacare.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) November 27, 2013
Bush declines the honor — read on.
The Tampa Bay Times’ Alex Leary, reporting on the tweeting of the former Florida governor, a convert to Catholicism whom some within the Republican Party would like to recruit for the 2016 presidential nomination, writes:
“For starters, the United States is not going to `close’ its embassy — it’s relocating it to a place that’s closer to the Vatican and that is more secure, less expensive and more architecturally distinctive. In addition, the move didn’t originate with Obama. It has been in the works since George W. Bush — Jeb Bush’s brother — was president. Finally, we found no evidence to support the idea that the relocation was related to battles over Obamacare.”
“We rate Bush’s claim Pants on Fire!’
— PolitiFact Florida (@PolitiFactFL) December 5, 2013
What does the son of one former president and brother of another have to say about the dubious Politi-Fact honor?
“Pants are on, not on fire,” Bush emails Political Capital. “All is well.”