Here's a new idea for a drinking game. Take a shot every time you spy Kevin Yoder using something that doesn't belong to him in one of his congressional campaign commercials.
Yoder first won our hearts with his fake all-American dog, and then his darling little girls. (Yoder is actually childless.) We speculated that his next phony installation might be a hot stand-in wife or stolen pickup truck, but Yoder outdid even our wildest expectations. He borrowed a whole college campus.
According to the University Daily Kansan, the student paper of KU, Yoder and his film crews were seen skulking around campus filming his next commercial. One student told the paper that he saw Yoder and his cronies with a video camera, filming a kid who looked straight at the camera and said with a lot of enthusiasm, "I'm a Jayhawk, and I'm a Yoder voter."
Todd Cohen, the director of university relations, told the UDK that Yoder didn't get the school's permission to film.
"Under our media policy, they are supposed to get permission to film from University Relations," Cohen said to the paper. "I am disappointed that didn't occur."
We, on the other hand, prefer our Yoder odor musty and recycled. Without something dubious going on in his commercials, eau de Yoder just wouldn't pass the sniff test.