Night Swimming, Republican style

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  1. cleansheetbsc

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    I cannot help but think Chevy Chase and Christie Brinkley...

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    That's my Congresscritter. Makes me proud to have voted for his opponent.

    Unfortunately this isn't likely to hurt Kevin as he's running unopposed in November. As embarrassing as he is he doesn't hold a candle to our RWNJ Governor, Sam Brownback.
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    I can see Sam doing the same exact thing. He'd call it a 'Baptism. '


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    They need to be re-cut then to show their true loyalty to the cause.
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    As much as I want this to be some sort of embarrassment, I just don't see anything wrong with getting drunk and skinny dipping. Even if the trip was a boondoggle paid for with tax dollars. I think our country and leadership could use more drunken naked nights together.
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    You Betcha
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    Why should it hurt him? What did he do wrong?
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    It doesn't read as tho this particular event is the reason KCFutbol used the term "unfortunate".

    It really doesn't, dude.
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    Acted like a drunken frat boy on spring break? I expect my congressman to act with a bit more dignity when he's out representing his constituents.

    YMMV.
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    Count me among those who does not understand why this is a big deal.
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    The big deal, apparently, has to do with one of the congressmen who left Israel to go on a junket to Cyprus paid for by a pro-Cyprus group. THAT is what the FBI was investigating.

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsme...ichael_grimm_not_skinny-dipping.php?ref=fpblg

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    Apparently Eric Cantor had a problem with it.

    On the whole, he did nothing wrong, but is this how you want a congressman behaving? Weiner taking a picture of his junk or Lee posing for pictures for online dating didn't do anything 'wrong' either.
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    Exactly. Yoder is one of the family-values, right wing Republicans. I expect him to walk the walk. But he's like Limbaugh, "family-values" but he's on his 4th marriage.
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    The Dems will do anything to get the media off Fast and Furious.
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    I admit to having skinny dipped in the Sea of Galilee as well. (near Tiberias) (My hosts called it Lake Kinneret) As much as I like to see GOP congressmen embarrassed I have no idea why this would do so.
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    Were you this offended when your Congressman voted for the Patriot Act*?

    * if not true, insert most personally despised law here.

    That is what offends me.
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    Pretty much everything the R's do offends me. For Kevin specifically, it's his right-wing, family-values hypocrisy that is offensive.

    I could hope this would kill his re-election chances in November but he is running essentially unopposed.
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    Drinking and Nudity?

    Count me in!
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    Wouldn't it be better for him to lose because he supports terrible policies instead of because a bunch of stuck up morons think this escapade actually matters?
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    In the 3rd District of Kansas? I don't see that happening.
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    Tea Party ass******** takes lobbyist's money for a junket trip.

    Tea Party ass******** voters don't realize that the only difference between their corrupt Tea Party ass******** candidates and the conventional candidates that they loathe for "playing the system" is that the Tea Party ass******** candidates never pass any goddammned legislation.

    Does that cover it?
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    Let's face it, if this story didn't come out at the same time as Congressman Legitimate Rape, this would have been a bigger story. The vultures are enjoying Akin because of the ties to the Presidential Campaign.

    Congressman doing stupid things in their free time is such an everyday occurrence.
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    It was not tax-payer funded:
    That, to me, is the big deal. That seems more like a vacation.

    To be clear, though, I'm not saying only Reps do this. But nobody here seems to care that it happened at all. Well, maybe JohnR does.
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    If all the people on the trip are of the same party (including their staffers), its a bit more than a vacation. Funded junkets aren't all-inclusives to Hedonism II.

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