Well, Congressman Yoder, not everyone is against you.
At least you now have support from American Association for Nude Recreation -- which bills itself as "the credible voice of reason for nude recreation since 1931."
The group, based in Kissimmee, Fla, issued a news release today lending its support to U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, who has become a punch line for late-night comics.
"Congressman Yoder's mistake was picking a spot to go skinny-dipping that is illegal under Israeli law," the group said in its news release.
"Alternatively, he should have gone to Tel-Baruch beach north of Tel-Aviv, which has a long history of topless and nude sunbathing. Then instead of being in hot water, he'd have been in refreshing nudist waters."
For inquiring minds, the nudist group advocates that folks should only skinny-dip in appropriate settings like their own back yards, nudist resorts and clubs, legal nude beaches, etc.
Good to know.
The group points out that Yoder joined a group of skinny dipping elites including Presidents John Quincy Adams, Teddy Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and George W. Bush.
Then there are those are pillars of American culture who skinny dipped as well including Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Herman Melville and Norman Rockwell.
That's pretty inspiring company.
The group claims it has 260 affiliated clubs, resorts and RV campgrounds throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
It cites research that says an estimated 40 million American have skinny dipped in mixed company.
A spokeswoman said the organization looks for opportunities to address contemporary issues like airport scanners (a virtual skinny dip) and pricey baggage fees (cut down the cost, take fewer clothes in your carry-on).
"Taking a skinny dip is not wrong," said spokeswoman Mary Jane Kolassa. "From time immemorial, people have been enjoying the waters without swimsuits."
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