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Rep. Kevin Yoder Skinny Dipping in Sea of Galilee with Congressional Colleagues

PAUL RYAN’S colleagues in the Republican caucus decided that on a fact-finding trip to Israel that it was a good idea to jump into the Sea of Galilee, with Kansas Republican Kevin Yoder believing dropping his pants was required. Being naked evidently didn’t help Rep. Yoder to walk on water as it has been written Jesus did.

“A year ago, my wife, Brooke, and I joined colleagues for dinner at the Sea of Galilee in Israel. After dinner I followed some Members of Congress in a spontaneous and very brief dive into the sea and regrettably I jumped into the water without a swimsuit,” Yoder said in a statement to POLITICO. “It is my greatest honor to represent the people of Kansas in Congress and [for] any embarrassment I have caused for my colleagues and constituents, I apologize.” [Politico]

The FBI was also reportedly brought into the mix investigating the incident, though no one so far has explained why this is.

Politico also reports that Majority Leader Eric Cantor blew a gasket back in August 2011 when he found out about it.

Who goes to Israel on an official congressional trip and makes the decision this is the right thing to do?

Congress earns their low approval rating every day.

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2 Responses to Rep. Kevin Yoder Skinny Dipping in Sea of Galilee with Congressional Colleagues

  1. secularhumanizinevoluter August 20, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Ahhhhhh, what better way to show respect, awe and reverence for Jeebus and all your UBERCHRISTIAN/repugnantklan/teabagger family values not to mention the dignity of the office you’ve been entrusted by the citizens with then getting drunk, stripping down and skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee where JEEBUS walked!!!!
    Hoe very, very Christ like of him!

  2. spincitysd August 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    I am not surprised by this at all. This is exactly how I expect over-privileged, lily-white males to act. I expect these guys to have a “what happens in Vegas” attitude to foreign travel. Unfortunately Yoder will be just fine, a few vomitous comments about B.C. and Abortion, a little bit of groveling about his “sin” against his constituents and he will be right as rain.

    After all Ted Haggard was able to recover from a crack-fueled tryst with a male prostitute; mind you after having some other pastors praying over him, and setting up a new gig and new digs far away from his former stomping grounds.

    It’s all about the right public acts of contrition. Personally, I would not have a problem with how a person squares his faith with his failures to follow that faith. We all fall short of our high ideals, it’s part of the human condition. What sticks in my craw is the hypocritical mummery of public persons when they get caught being jackasses. All Yoder had to do was think for a minute, think like an adult– not like five year old. But his sense of privileged would not let him do that. His sense that the rules did not apply to him caused him make a really foolish choice. He got burned by his own arrogance.

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