Monday, August 20, 2012

GOP Congressmen Naked and Drunk in Galilee


What a disaster for the GOP Clown Show!

Politico Exclusive Story
During a fact-finding congressional trip to the Holy Land last summer, Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) took off his clothes and jumped into the sea, joining a number of members, their families and GOP staff during a night out in Israel, the sources told POLITICO. Other participants, including the daughter of another congressman, swam fully clothed while some lawmakers partially disrobed. More than 20 people took part in the late-night dip in the sea, according to sources who were participants in the trip.

. . . The Sea of Galilee, a Christian holy site, is where Jesus is said in the Bible to have walked on water.

The FBI looked into whether any inappropriate behavior occurred, but the interviews do not appear to have resulted in any formal allegations of wrongdoing.

But Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who was the senior most GOP lawmaker in Israel on the trip, was so upset about the antics that he rebuked the 30 lawmakers the morning after the Aug. 18, 2011, incident, saying they were distracting from the mission of the trip.

Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was also on the privately funded excursion, which means two of the three top Republicans were a part of this trip. Neither Cantor nor McCarthy went swimming that night, the sources said. Some of their staff did.

Report: Late-Night GOP Swim In Israel Involved Drinking, Nudity
~ Front Page Headline on Huffington Post

NUDES fLASH! Skinny-dipping pol in Sea of Galilee
~ New York Daily News Headline

The GOP party of religion and family values cavorting nakedly in drunken bacchanalia where Christ walked on water. On the heels of Todd Akins "legitimate rape". The hole is getting deeper and deeper, one shovelful at a time.
~ comment by Lynne CA on Politico

I am surprised that the Sea of Galilee didn't part like what happened for Moses. I know if I was a water molecule, I wouldn't want to go there.
~ comment by HailtoThee Osiris on Politico

It looks like those holier than thou bozos turned their Israel trip into a toga party doesn't it?
Phonies is as phonies do.
~ comment by rkerg on Politico

Here's why:
1. On official duty.
2. Official duty paid for by a private agency but still being paid a government salary.
3. Costs upwards of $10,000.00 per person.
4. If the trip/expenses were not reported on the yearly disclosure forms, expect a visit from the IRS as well.
Any questions?
Classed dismissed!
~ comment by What Ever Man on Politico

The Republicans were on a fact finding mission to find Sodom and Gomorrah.
~ comment by RailRoadMike on Politico

Swim naked and drunk for Jesus. Hallelujah!
~ comment on Daily Kos

As Jesus once said: Thou shall get drunk and swim nude with thy colleagues, their daughters and your staffers whilst representing your nation!
~ comment by LieparDestin on Daily Kos

Public nudity in front of a minor? I have a feeling that there were laws broken.
~ comment by captainlaser on Daily Kos

Kiss my ass...this is a holy site!
Show a little respect!
~ comment by Brainwrap on Daily Kos

I feel incredibly remorseful that I have caused embarrassment to my constituents and I have caused folks who believe in me to be disappointed,” Yoder told The Star Sunday night.
The gravity of the situation and the actions I’ve taken are not lost on me, and I feel certainly regret at what has occurred, and I just want to apologize to my constituents for a momentary lapse in judgment.
~ Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder

This could have implications at least for (Ben) Quayle, the son of the former vice president. Ben Quayle has significant primary opposition for his Arizona seat from Dave Schweikert, a tea party-backed candidate.
~ Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ben Quayle is still an embarrassment to AZ and our country. It's not bad enough he was a founder of an adult website disparaging women, but now mocking the Congressional seat. Who paid for this trip? I'm sure we did. How much did it cost us?
What else can he do? Hopefully he will not be elected this year and just fade into the sunset.
~ Tamara L on Politico

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