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If Kevin Yoder Had Heeded Peter Bis’ Advice …

Attention people in high places: Heed the advice of those in more lowly stations. It could save you a mess of trouble.

Case in point: If Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) had just listened to the exhortations of the recently departed Peter Bis, he could have saved himself the recent spectacle of having to express contrition for his late-night, naked swim in the Sea of Galilee last year.

A passer-by tacked this message to the tree the recently departed Peter Bis sat under at the corner of 2nd Street and Massachusetts Avenue NE. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)

Bis, as HOH readers and Capitol Hill workers and denizens recall, was a genial man without a residence who made the Senate-side area of the Capitol around 2nd Street and Massachusetts Avenue NE his home. Among his many sayings to those passing by was “no skinny dipping.” Bis died on Aug. 16.