Conor Friedersdorf chuckles at Politico's breathless coverage of a year old skinny-dipping incident, and proposes every member of Congress take up the activity:
Perhaps we'd be better off if the ears of our elected representatives were filled with water every time they were around lobbyists. Michigan has its "Naked Mile." Europeans have "going to the beach." I propose an annual Congressional skinny-dip in the Potomac. It could serve as an antidote to official self-importance, remind the public that these are just flawed humans governing us, and prove to the Washington press corp that there is nothing inherently scandalous about skinny-dipping*, for there would be no less sexual day in America than Potomac Day. For their sins, Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan would be assigned to cover it every year.