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Congressman Aaron Schock 'Not' Gay, Details Reconfirms


Details profiles freshman GOP Congressman and "confirmed-bachelor" Aaron Schock. You remember, the freshman with the abs.

Schock_2 "Schock's old-school conservatism has helped him make fast friends among the ideologues of the House Republican Caucus, which is led by people like Cantor (called 'Mr. No' by Democrats for his obstructionism). Schock is ardently opposed to abortion and gay marriage—and he's got the requisite scorn for Big Government...Right now, though, Schock's most immediate concern is the toll Capitol life is taking on him—not emotionally or mentally but physically. Afraid of the congressional 'freshman 15,' he says as we sit down for lunch, he tries to hit the House members' gym every morning. And although his six-pack abs were recently the talk of Capitol Hill after TMZ published a now-infamous picture of him in a swimsuit, he's worried; his workouts are often impeded by shoptalk and subpar equipment ('The House gym is needy,' he says). It's not lost on him that his middle-aged colleagues on the elliptical trainers were young once too. 'I used to be able to eat and drink whatever I wanted,' he says as he deliberates over whether to order a Coke or a Diet Coke with his cheeseburger and fries."

More: "Schock is hoping his romantic prospects will improve too, once he settles in. He's the only one of his siblings not married with children, and is similarly an outlier among his friends. 'I had a group of five or six guys, and we hung out and traveled—ski trips and stuff,' he says. 'They slowly got picked off—married, married, married.' His pals try not to dog him about his love life. 'I think he's got enough pressure as it is,' says Shea Ledford, a concrete worker who's been Schock's good friend since high school. Indeed, there's been enough speculation about Schock's confirmed-bachelor status that, as far back as 2004, a Chicago newspaper asked him whether he was gay (his response: 'No . . . I'm not.').

Of course, that's the same answer Charlie Crist gave...

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    Posted by: johnosahon | Apr 23, 2009 2:30:17 PM

  2. And we're supposed to care? why? Because he has a six pack?
    Just because he's hot it doesn't make him anymore interesting than the fat old timers that run the GOP.
    I'm sure if any of them said "I'm not gay" we wouldn't be reading about it- but because this one works out and looks all abercrombie we are meant to care.
    Why the need to feed the stereotype monster?

    Posted by: Really? | Apr 23, 2009 2:35:44 PM

  3. I'd hit it.

    Posted by: chris | Apr 23, 2009 2:46:13 PM

  4. Abs or not, Republicans are a turn-off.

    Posted by: JONNY NYNY2FLFL | Apr 23, 2009 2:49:09 PM

  5. It is not just because of his physically appearance that this is getting coverage. That is just icing on the cake.

    Blogs (including this one) have covered all members of Congress rumored to be gay regardless of physical appearance: David Dreier, Mark Foley, Barbara Mikulski, etc. It has even covered closet cases in state legislative assemblies. There has been no requirement that the closet case be hot.

    Posted by: yes, really | Apr 23, 2009 2:49:24 PM

  6. Please. Anybody that thinks this dude is straight is probably also a goddamn Claymate. What a fucking liar. Abs or no, he is completely repulsive. I'd hit it...with a 2 by 4.

    Posted by: Ugh | Apr 23, 2009 2:49:40 PM

  7. Geez....such a gay face...cute...but Gurrrl-Friend-He's-So-Gay face

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Apr 23, 2009 2:50:06 PM

  8. oh...and GAY hair.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Apr 23, 2009 2:51:28 PM

  9. Just another reminder that guys hit only half the "hot" mark because of their looks. This guys seems like a total, limpifying douche. He's every high school douchebag jock with an entitlement complex.

    Also, just another reminder that Details is a magazine tailor-made for closeted jock homos.

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Apr 23, 2009 2:52:50 PM

  10. fuck 'n chuck

    Posted by: alguien | Apr 23, 2009 2:53:13 PM

  11. Call this number


    Posted by: Yaz | Apr 23, 2009 2:53:21 PM

  12. Posted by: Really? | Apr 23, 2009 2:35:44 PM

    could NOT had said it better, i rather day-dream about a monster than this man, again NEXT.

    Posted by: johnosahon | Apr 23, 2009 2:54:10 PM

  13. Gay face? Gay hair? Seriously?

    Ricecake Schock is about as interesting as...well, ricecake.

    Another vote for Who cares?! NEXT!

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Apr 23, 2009 2:59:27 PM

  14. Blech.
    That swimsuit picture should be placed in the dictionary next to the word "douche".

    Posted by: Ryan | Apr 23, 2009 3:03:33 PM

  15. Closet, party of one.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Apr 23, 2009 3:03:49 PM

  16. He's just kind of eh.

    Posted by: latebrosus | Apr 23, 2009 3:04:20 PM

  17. I'm probably the only person who actually read the linked article. For those familiar with DC there is an interesting note that he got an apartment in the "unfashionable neighborhood near Nationals Park."

    That's pretty sad. It's a pretty crappy area (still very much blighted although that might change over the years). If he was not going to do Capitol Hill he should have done Dupont, Logan, Georgetown, Woodley Park, etc. Plenty of straight (and gays) live in those areas. Although I guess he has to fly home every weekend and probably has no time to socialize at bars anyway?

    Posted by: dc resident | Apr 23, 2009 3:14:25 PM

  18. Heard from my friend that went to the same college as him that he was gay. He probably is. I already know one guy who is gay, but unwilling to admit it because he is so staunchly conservative. Wouldn't even come out to his friends that knew I was gay and was fine with it. It's sad and disturbing to see that people still remain repressed in this culture.

    Posted by: Rick in Cincinnati | Apr 23, 2009 3:14:33 PM

  19. Saw him on the Colbert Report. He had the personality of a turnip. The only reason he is an issue is the very real possibility that he is a self-loathing closet case that is going out of his way to hurt gay people. Does anyone even know if this doofus has dated a woman before? I doubt it.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Apr 23, 2009 3:17:11 PM

  20. so if he's not gay...what is he???

    Posted by: Myackie | Apr 23, 2009 3:20:26 PM

  21. Kinda looks like a young Mark Foley doesn't he?

    Posted by: Glauber Rocha | Apr 23, 2009 3:23:04 PM

  22. You smirk at Schock's abs and shirtless photo but swoon at Obama's workout schedule and his pecs????

    Posted by: Sim | Apr 23, 2009 3:30:55 PM

  23. closet queen repub

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Apr 23, 2009 3:32:09 PM

  24. It amazes me that this guy thinks, in the age of the interwebs, that his past dalliances aren't going to come out. One of these days a former trick's gonna see Schock's face with an "(R-IL)" under it and have a field day emailing anybody who will listen.

    I feel like setting up a betting pool on how he'll be outed. Seen at a gay bar? Craigslist/Manhunt ad? Salacious texts/voicemails?

    Shouldn't take long, in any case.

    Posted by: Dan | Apr 23, 2009 3:35:23 PM

  25. So you imply that he might be gay because he is single and says, "I'm not gay." Really, grow up Towleroad.

    Posted by: Timmeeeyyy | Apr 23, 2009 3:37:54 PM

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