Skip to comments.The Ripped Representative (GOP Rep goes shirtless for Mag cover)
Posted on 05/11/2011 5:08:55 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
It's early spring in Washington, D.C., and the cherry blossoms lining the Tidal Basin are bursting like kernels of popcorn, lending a fairy-tale feel to the nation's bastion of power. But to catch a glimpse of the real Washington in action, you'd better arrive early. If you hit the street before 8 a.m., you may see the fittest man in Congress, U.S. Representative Aaron Schock of Illinois, clocking in for his 5-mile runthe conclusion of a morning fitness routine that starts in the House gym at 6:30 every weekday morning.
"It's got to happen early or it's not going to happen," says Schock, who on the cusp of his 30th birthday is the youngest member of the House of Representativesand already in his second term. Schock, who represents Illinois's 18th congressional district (Abe Lincoln's old stomping grounds), is one of a dozen or so congressmen who make regular treks to the House gym for weight training and sessions of P90X, the video series created by Tony Horton.
That's not because of his policy positionshe's a party-line Republican with a middle-class, Rust Belt background. And it's not because of his controversial statements and stanceshis biggest national showdown involved a chummy ride on Air Force One during which President Barack Obama lobbied him to vote for the stimulus bill. (Schock politely declined.) And given that he's at least half a decade too young to run for the presidency, nobody fears his entry into the race for the White House in 2012 (or 2016, for that matter). No, what makes Aaron Schock so different in the Washington world is that he's committed to helping his generation embrace health and fitness as a personal responsibilityand he's doing it not just with words, but actions.
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Looks like a Log Cabin kind of Republican...
Awful lot of “soft” colors in that picture.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
I say let’s vote out all the old-timers that have been in the House and Senate forever and vote some more like this guy in! ;)
Oh, my... what’s with his outfit? White slacks and turquoise belt — and pink shirt?
He is cute, for a model or something, but where are all the manly men?
wow, you nailed that one.
what the hell was this guy thinking ?
Just for curiosity's sake!
I gotta say.... that’s the gayest outfit I’ve seen since Barney Frank’s last trip to Fire Island.
I am beginning to think the movie “Idiocracy” is a documentary
Actually, it is! Mike Judge was able to record the tachyon transmissions he was receiving as dreams from the 26th Century.
God bless President Camacho !!!
Is this guy married? Any girlfriends? Ever?
I don’t know this guy from Adam. I don’t frequent lib websites, but the outfit the guy is wearing in that picture screams gay. At the very least, his clothes say he’s a metrosexual — a weak, swishy-washy, self absorbed man. If he doesn’t want people to think he’s gay, he should not run around wearing pink and turquoise.
Judging him by his fruits, he looks pretty fruity to me. I am from Florida, the state of Foley and Crist. We have had experience with those who say they are conservative but in reality are closeted gays. I hope that is not the case here, because they can never be trusted and once elected, they are very hard to remove.
Hopefully, strong relationships with women are evident in this gentleman’s history.
I have more respect for this guy than the typical fat slob you see on the street or in political office. Staying in that kind of shape takes discipline no matter what.
I didn’t even notice the outfit pic until now, I was more interested in the magazine cover one. :)
Single, and has had a past girlfriend, and says he is not gay.
“As for his personal life, Mr. Schock is single and opposed to gay marriage, and he has told reporters that he is not gay. In the interview in his office, he mentioned a former girlfriend. He also said that while he is passionate about all issues, the social ones are “not what compelled me to run for office.”
“Your belief system tends to be a function of how you were raised,” Mr. Schock said. “Being raised in the Midwest and in a relatively conservative household, my views were shaped by my upbringing, by my Christian faith.”