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State Department spokeswoman ‘not going to wade’ into skinny-dipping scandal

Rep. Kevin Yoder, shown here fully clothed, has apologized for his naked swim in the Sea of Galilee. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

But even typically straight-laced Washington types are getting into the laugh act.

Asked Monday at a press briefing whether the State Department planned to update its advisories for Israel, warning travelers--particularly certain members of Congress, one reporter cheekily submitted--about the hazards of swimming in the Sea of Galilee, spokeswoman Victoria Nuland displayed a quick wit.

“I’m not going to wade into that one at all.”

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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