OK, so like I'm on vacation in Maine and you're pondering the fate of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), but what would we do without those crack investigative reporters at Politico, Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan? After a DOZEN (count 'em) interviews, including even eyewitnesses, they have nailed down the revelation that a bunch of GOP members of Congress and their staff went for a dip in the Sea of Galilee a year ago after a heavy day of briefings and perhaps a heavy night of drinking too much water that had been turned into wine.
Worst behaved of all was Rep. Kevin Hoder (R-KS), who disrobed altogether before taking his dip. What's the matter with Kansas?
According to Sherman and Bresnahan, "The Sea of Galilee, a Christian holy site, is where Jesus is said in the Bible to have walked on water." And, I'm guessing, fully clothed at that. Evidently, by failing to follow in his footsteps as it were, the junketeers were guilty of desecrating a Chrsitian holy site.
Fortunately, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor gave the offending members a severe dressing down afterwards. For while the body of water is not not sacred to his kind (the Jews), as a representative of the Old Dominion, he knows a Christian holy sea when he sees it.
Oh, and the FBI's on the case too, though Sherman and Bresnahan don't say why they should have been called in or by whom. For an answer we've got to turn to that liberal electronic rag TPM, which reports that what the bureau's attention was focused on Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), one of the attendees who after Israel proceeded to Cyprus on someone else's unreported dime.