It's just a fact that after the Ryan pick, Team Romney broke a six-week losing streak and then entered a week-long winning streak that moved the polls in the right direction both nationally and in the swing states.
Obviously, this means that hopelessly corrupt media outlets like Politico start to panic, and what better way to freeze the race and stop Romney's momentum than with a big, fat, bright and shiny distraction like a Sunday night breaking news drop about a year-old incident involving Republican Congressmen skinny-dipping in the holy Sea of Galilee?
And since that alone isn't quite sexy enough, why not toss in an F.B.I. investigation into the mix?
Except, whoops, Politico implying the F.B.I. was investigating skinny dipping isn't even close to the truth.