Thursday, July 08, 2010

Schock Therapy

Ab-fab Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois gets a long-overdue spread in The New York Times Styles section, and it doesn't disappoint:

Ashley Parker reports:

With square jaw, white teeth and glinting brown eyes, Mr. Schock hits the gym nearly seven days a week. That’s more than enough to pass for a hunk in the halls of Congress, where, most people would admit, there is not a lot of competition. (After all, this is a town that considered the outgoing White House budget director Peter Orszag a player.)

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. So, how did he feel about joining the ranks of Liza Minnelli and Lady Gaga as a gay icon, albeit for the Washington set?

He was quick to dismiss the frenzy, saying the pictures were just a distraction. As for those who admire his physique, “If they’re in my district, I’ll take votes wherever I can get them,” he said.

And back in Peoria, well-meaning constituents are eager to play matchmaker.

“Good supporters who have single daughters say, ‘Hey, you need to take my daughter out,’ ” Mr. Schock said. “And it’s awkward.”


David in Houston said...

He's got the same "gay face" as Ted Haggard. The guy is clearly a self-loathing closet case. I can't wait until someone catches him with a "rent boy".

nikefan said...

I hate outing people because we've all been there but methinks he doth protest too much!!