Jeb Bush has been making the rounds in New Hampshire this week, which is perfectly normal behavior for a man running for president. But the many tweets coming from Jeb’s camp this week have included more than just photos of Jeb’s stilted handshakes—they’ve also raised questions. Specifically: Why has Jeb Bush been wearing the exact same sweater for the past four days?
Let’s take a look at the facts.
Jeb held a total of four town halls on his journey through New Hampshire.
And according to this video, the sweater appeared at every single one.
On Sunday, Jeb took some time to go on CBS’s Face the Nation wearing—what else—his beloved greyish sweater.
The next day, at New Hampshire’s very merrily decorated Legion Post 72, Jeb Bush shows up decorated in his favorite gray sweater.
Bush on Clinton's debate comments about progress in fight against ISIS: "Hillary Clinton is dead wrong on this" pic.twitter.com/oor1FsJXE3— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) December 21, 2015
At an event in Berlin, New Hampshire, Jeb again dons his lucky (?) sweater.
Bush: in a Bush administration, there will be heads rolling out of the veterans administration. pic.twitter.com/uQjIurwMfC— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) December 22, 2015
Even when relaxing with friends at the North Conway Grand Hotel, Bush and his sweater will not be apart.
This video could have been shot yesterday!, the sweater skeptic might opine. But the keen observer of Bush’s mysteriously stagnant outerwear will notice that the shirt collar carries a markedly different pattern than that which peeked out the day before.
Bush is, once again, wearing the same tan-grey sweater.
What’s more, this definitely isn’t a new sweater bought specifically for this trip. Jeb’s been spotted wearing it before. Such as at an event in Newton on December 1:
With all this in mind, there exist several possible lines of query. Is Jeb Bush simply out of clean clothes? Dry cleaning is expensive, and as we know, the Bush campaign is staying as lean as it can these days.
Or maybe Jeb just planned poorly for the weather, and only brought one sweater to New Hampshire. That raises a more alarming question: Will Jeb Bush be a poor (weather) planner as president?
Or perhaps he has a closet filled with 50 different copies of the exact same sweater?
Also: Is the sweater more grey or light tan?
And what does the sweater now smell like after so much wear?
Update 4:29 p.m.
Jeb’s camp had this to say regarding the sweater situation.
Update 6:07 p.m.
Jeb Bush sent us the following email denying the sweater allegations:
We’ve asked Jeb for clarification regarding the connection between ISIS and his sweater, and will update as soon as we hear back.