Skinny-Dipping Congressman A Trad

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 Ivy-Style.com does not maintain a category called “No Clothes.”

19 Comments on "Skinny-Dipping Congressman A Trad"

  1. Bravo, in the tradition of The Yale Record, Harvard Lampoon, Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern and H.L. Mencken.

  2. G. Bruce Boyer | August 21, 2012 at 8:02 am |

    Beautifully put. Since most of us are human and have skinny dipped after a nip or two, I was wondering if all the righteous outrage was occasioned by a feeling of blasphemy against the Sea of Galilee or the women who were present? But it is nice to see that Mr. Romney has taken a courageous stand on something and that the FBI is on the case. We should all feel better now.

  3. Maybe it was part of his initiation into the Dukes of Crestwood Manor.

  4. He is not even a four by two – despite the surname.

    ” His ancestry includes Northern Irish, German, and English”

  5. What bothers me is that the FBI was involved. No public money was used on the trip. No Israeli or US laws were broke. The Sea of Galilee is a tourist destination and has an annual swimming competition. Yoder was with his wife. The FBI is evidently over staffed.
    Politically, Kansans won’t care.

  6. Four by Two?

    He’s originally from Yoder, Kansas. Yoder, Ks. is an German Amish community north of Wichita, Ks.

  7. The FBI is involved…??????

  8. The FBI is investigating some Cypriot national who funded the trip. They’re not investigating any of the Congressmen.

    And do you think it’s appropriate to strip naked in front of your work colleagues’ families? If so, you have a much different work environment than I have

  9. And this has to do with Ivy Style because he wears a button down shirt and striped tie? So do managers at many fast food restaurants (sic).

  10. Exactly! Like they say on Talk Ivy, “Even the mailman wore it!”

  11. The FBI was investigating the American Israeli Education Foundation, that funded the trip? BS, AIEF has been around since the early 1990s. If it was a legitimate investigation, why do we know about the swimming incident? Could it be an election year? Someone at the FBI should be fired, lose their pension and possibly go to JAIL.

  12. Well said MAC. I also wondered why something from that long ago is just now being brought to light… Or as some would say, “leaked”.

  13. Much ado about nothing.

  14. When I go skinny dipping, I don’t wear the boxers. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than wet boxers under khakis. 😉

  15. He could learn how to put a proper dimple in that knot, which looks suspiciously like a half windsor…but then he’d need to figure out how to tie it in the first place.

  16. “And this has to do with Ivy Style because he wears a button down shirt and striped tie? So do managers at many fast food restaurants (sic).”

    I think that this comment brings up a good point. When dressed in this manner it is often hard to distinguish a person’s position and/or status in life. Which I view as a positive unlike the OP of the above comment.

  17. This reminds me of an oddity I found in the care label of a bathing suit I bought at Brooks Brothers. The care instructions read “Professionaly Dry Clean Only”. By those instructions Was i being told to not get the suit wet? Was the suit designed for those swimmers who had all intentions of skinny dipping? Just a thought.

  18. If one of our royal princes can enjoy a late night game of ‘strip’ pool with some young ladies in Las Vegas in front of onlookers, why shouldn’t your congressman go skinny dipping?

  19. Read that without my glasses, “prince…”strip”…Las Vegas…hookers..”

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