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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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  1. The Hate Crimes post has 0 replies, this thread about nothing important has 20.

    Just an observation.

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 23, 2009 3:41:19 PM

  2. Roseanne had a brilliant blog post the other day talking about how almost all of these Nazi punks are closet case T room toe tappers. Just because we have a president finally that can speak a complete sentence and has previously traveled outside the US doesnt mean for one second we can rest on our laurels , these bastards are working double time to make sure we remain 2nd class Citizens so they can continue their own DL lifestyle funded by child raping polygamy religious cults Just for the record , this one here is about as gay as Rip Taylor waving a rainbow flag @ a Streisand Concert... God Help Us...

    Posted by: DJ Tenn | Apr 23, 2009 3:43:57 PM

  3. My cousin's ex-girlfriend used to go to this hairdresser whose best friend is a personal trainer that dated a bartender at a gay bar in Wichita who told him that Congressman Schock used to come in and order appletinis.

    Posted by: crispy | Apr 23, 2009 3:48:19 PM

  4. No YIU grow up "TIMMEEYYY." Whenyou've got a "confirmed bachelor" Republican who votes against our issues and dies he's gay it means one thing -- HE'S GAY!!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Apr 23, 2009 3:57:05 PM

  5. Time will tell.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 23, 2009 4:13:25 PM

  6. i second timeyyyy on this one. so just because a guy is republican, single and antigay (allegedly or not, whatever) he must be gay ???? seriously guys, come on!! this obsession is exactly what we've been fighting for and been condemning others for. Next time, don't complain when the homosexual orientation of someone you like is the subject of gossiping because you're behaving exactly the same. Grow the F* up!

    Posted by: daftpunkydavid | Apr 23, 2009 4:26:47 PM

  7. fighting against.. i meant fighting against, not fighting for lol

    Posted by: daftpunkydavid | Apr 23, 2009 4:32:54 PM

  8. I'm with Timmeeeyyy with regards to this one

    Posted by: Kill Billy | Apr 23, 2009 4:32:56 PM

  9. It is possible to be in your thirties, straight and single...especially if your on a high-powered career-path. Just as you can still be in your thirties, gay and single. And considering DC's real estate prices, being a Congressman doesn't mean you can afford the "better" neighborhoods.

    ...Or he just hasn't met the right guy yet. Give the guy a break.

    Posted by: njted@hotmail.com | Apr 23, 2009 4:47:47 PM

  10. He sounds as stupid as he looks. And that's saying a lot.

    Posted by: paul c | Apr 23, 2009 5:10:12 PM

  11. If he's gay, that secret isn't going to be kept under wraps for long.

    Posted by: Green Is Good | Apr 23, 2009 5:32:21 PM

  12. I don't know about Dan or the others, I imply it because I've seen him give a speech at the Republican convention, and the audio-visual is enough for me. Queen.

    Posted by: Henriette | Apr 23, 2009 5:43:43 PM

  13. @ henriette: please stop with the internal homophobia already...

    Posted by: daftpunkydavid | Apr 23, 2009 6:35:43 PM

  14. That shirt and tie are tres` gay.

    Posted by: MNJim | Apr 23, 2009 6:52:10 PM

  15. I find the guy impressive. He's in Congress at 26 and understands how wrongheaded it is to keep spending to "stimulate" the economy. To be a small-government conservative in a two-party world unfortunately leaves you aligned with warmongers and theocrats. Aaron, if you're reading this, don't let either your political allies or the jaded gay men on this site (many of whom were NOT out at 26, either!) force you into a corner. Openly gay, openly libertarian - forever and always!

    Posted by: Antaeus | Apr 23, 2009 7:31:36 PM

  16. Daft, I never said all gays are queens. "Not that there's anything wrong with it." But yeah, Shock comes across as the stereotypical fussbudget. Y'know, the Boy Scout who has a spice rack in his tree house. Yet he thinks he can get away with claiming to be straight. I think in the year 2009, his sexuality is not something he should lie about, and it won't work anyway.

    Posted by: Henriette | Apr 23, 2009 7:40:26 PM

  17. opposes gay marriage? then
    his career is done...

    Posted by: alan brickma | Apr 23, 2009 8:05:48 PM

  18. Sure he should come out on his own terms. But the audio visuals were enough for me to make up my mind.

    Posted by: Rafael | Apr 23, 2009 9:00:18 PM

  19. this is ridiculous... the same arguments as for that guy chet on the real world. anytime a young conservative guys who looks rather good and dresses with a modicum of fashion, he is called gay, queen, etc. BY GAY MEN. OUTRAGEOUS. you guys should really be ashamed of yourselves. who gives too craps?? it's like when what's his face said that obama was unique b/c he was articulate or whatnot. can't you be sophisticated, and enunciate your words without being gay? leave the guy alone already. it's just pathetic and all the more revolting because this is coming from supposedly out, proud gay men. ridiculous.

    Posted by: daftpunkydavid | Apr 23, 2009 10:07:43 PM

  20. douche douche douche.

    Posted by: cockblock | Apr 23, 2009 10:21:58 PM

  21. I met Aaron in October at Bradley University. Dishing out ice cream sundaes to sorority women. I don't honestly think he's all that gay OR straight -- he's just relentlessly ambitious and isn't going to let himself do anything to mess with his ascent. The dude's a robot and probably entirely sexless.

    Posted by: RecoveringDemocrat | Apr 23, 2009 10:32:09 PM

  22. Daft, I can shoot down your argument easily.
    Look at Larry Craig, for one example. He was never good-looking or fashionable, but the gay rumors started decades ago about him. The idea that only hot, fashionable men can be perceived as gay is YOUR prejudice.

    I and likely others don't care if he was dressed from K-Mart and had all the beauty of Mickey Rourke. He projects the sight and sound of a gay man, and yeah, he has the right to come out on his own terms, but if he keeps telling the world he is straight, it causes gays to keep saying he is full o' shit.

    Posted by: Henriette | Apr 23, 2009 10:40:28 PM

  23. about the fashion, you're right. my argument is not infallible. there are other people like craig that you mentioned who don't fall within my description. that doesn't mean what i wrote is untrue, however.

    also, as you said, so far it's just rumors. we could go back and forth about why we're even talking about "rumors", which is a term that denotes an element of negativity, but i digress.

    beyond that, though, my problem is that we have fought so hard so that people would not be bound by traditional gender roles and yet all i see here is inferences based on someone's appearance. and coming from gay men, i do think it's disconcerting

    Posted by: daftpunkydavid | Apr 23, 2009 10:50:22 PM

  24. Whatever to all y'all comments: gay or straight, he looks like a goddamn muppet.

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Apr 23, 2009 11:37:33 PM

  25. Timmy is right on that account.some of you really need to take a good long hard look in the mirror,because you immature queens are the reason why its so hard for this alleged community to unite as one.Then when someone calls you out on your ignorance you get all pissy and throw a hissy fit like a teenage girl who is suffering from acute PMS.

    Im done with the likes on this blog.

    Posted by: Yaz | Apr 23, 2009 11:40:13 PM

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