Last night the kind of kerfuffle that could only exist in an election year made the evening news. Even more indicative of its importance, it made David Letterman’s top 10.

It seems another GOP lawmaker was caught with his pants down, this time on the beach in Israel.

While on a research expedition, a group of freshman Republicans decided to go for a late-night swim in the Sea of Galilee. Many jumped in with their clothes still on, but Kansas congressman Kevin Yoder jumped in au naturel. As is often the case in spontaneous late-night skinny dipping, alcohol may have been a factor.

We can only assume it was to protect his blue buttondown and rep tie from being ruined.

Presidential nominee Mitt Romney quickly took time from his campaigning to castigate the behavior, which has been investigated by the FBI.

“Regrettably I jumped into the water without a swimsuit,” Yoder said euphemistically in an apology.

The Sea of Galilee is where Jesus walked on water, and where Kevin Yoder’s fledgling political career started skating on thin ice. — CC

This post was filed under “Clothes” because does not maintain a category called “No Clothes.”