Aaron Schock – before he became the ‘much talked-about’ Congressman Aaron Schock – posed as a shirtless guy with a gorgeous gal. Fine abs, a pink and turquoise fashion disaster and some gay rumors later, the single Republican is undeterred and making his mark.
Midwestern Charm Trumps ‘Politics as Usual’
Aaron Schock’s rise to political stardom started at age 19, when was elected to the school board for the Peoria District(1). From there he quickly tasted blood; he ran for – and was elected to – the Illinois General Assembly (twice).
At the ripe old age of 27, Mr. Schock made it to the big leagues and was elected to become the youngest member of the usually much older group of politicians that make up the U.S. House of Representatives. It appears that Congressman Aaron Schock is also the buffest.
Aaron Schock Shirtless; Thanks TMZ!
The story got legs – or perhaps abs – when TMZ published a 2007 photo(2) of a rather cheeky looking shirtless Aaron Schock. The buff congressman was flanked by a buxom beauty, which might account for the grin.
Americans who heretofore thought of politicians as boring, doughy, past their prime car salesmen with expensive but bad haircuts were enthused to feast their eyes on a hunk, who clearly was fashioned from a different cloth – or at least with discernable abs.
Single and … among the Gay Hunks?
As if seeing Aaron Schock shirtless was not enough, a 2010 White House picnic threatened to propel the young congressman into the realms of (rumored) gay hunks. The issue – raised by Gawker(3) – was supported by the outfit consisting of tight white pants, a pink and white checkered shirt and the inexplicable addition of a turquoise belt. Leave it to the Huffington Post(4) to ferret out that while Congressman Aaron Schock is single, he is not gay.
What about the Politics?
When not taking off his shirt or combining a turquoise belt with a checkered shirt, the congressman gets down to business. Thus far(5) there are 19 proposed bits of legislation that carry his name and some 294 to which he has added his name as a co-sponsor. He’s big on renewable energy and not afraid to ruffle feathers, which earned him the title of “walk walker(6)” from Biofuels Digest.
Not bad for a dyed-in-the-wool Republican!