Aaron Schock | Instagram | Surfing

GOP 'Congressman with Abs' Aaron Schock Hangs Ten: PHOTO


This week, Republican congressman Aaron Schock posted a photo of himself surfing the Hawaiian waves to his Instagram account along with this message:

Waikīkī Beach - Enjoying the Aloha spirit thanks to @tulsigabbard hospitality and Surfing Coach Nish for getting me up. Shout out to @oahusurfshots for the pics. #icouldlivehere

He gets extra points for using a filter that gives the photo a real 1970s Hawaii Five-O look.

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  1. oh, those ten :-(

    Posted by: TJ Parker | Apr 23, 2014 9:00:58 AM

  2. Is this supposed to make him look less gay?

    Posted by: Tessie Tura | Apr 23, 2014 9:04:52 AM

  3. OK -- so who were his travelling companions, if any. Score gay points if his took his mother or else one of his "best buds". Add additional gay points for abs.

    Posted by: Continuum | Apr 23, 2014 9:06:20 AM

  4. The headline should read, "'Not gay' GOP 'Congressman with Abs'..."

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Apr 23, 2014 9:11:31 AM

  5. I guess Andy has been spending too much time with Andrew Sullivan.

    Posted by: Sam | Apr 23, 2014 9:11:34 AM

  6. So is Schock a gay icon now? That said, he is nice to look at (and I always feel guilty for that), and he's not one of those dudes who forgets to work out his lower body too!

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Apr 23, 2014 9:17:19 AM

  7. "He gets extra points for using a filter that gives the photo a real 1970s Hawaii Five-O look"

    He also gets at least a mention for those glow-in-the-dark abs. Actual sunlight highlights the tops of things that protrude, it doesn't cause surrounding indentations to glow eerily like some Spielberg effect.

    Either that's an incredibly obsessive (and likely expensive) spray tan, WAY too much time spend carefully applying self-tanner just to his abs (could be fun with the right - ahem - partner), or a deliberate Photoshop job to highlight his legislative assets.

    But yeah, pretty. And the spot in Congress he's serving as a useless placeholder in could easily be take up by someone anti-gay who actually accomplished things, so good for him. If you have to be a Republican Congressman, be decorative and otherwise ineffectual.

    Posted by: Lymis | Apr 23, 2014 9:18:13 AM

  8. Oddly, clicking the link to the Instagram account turns up "Page Not Found."

    Did he also upload it to Grindr?

    Posted by: Lymis | Apr 23, 2014 9:20:50 AM

  9. He still has orangutang arms. He can touch his knees while standing erect.

    Posted by: ggreen | Apr 23, 2014 9:30:21 AM

  10. Of course everyone uses spray tanners (expensive obsessive ones) in Hawaii. I mean, you're just in Hawaii. Jelly much, Lymis?

    Posted by: MIke | Apr 23, 2014 9:33:05 AM

  11. Bottom

    Posted by: patrick | Apr 23, 2014 9:47:01 AM

  12. Bottom

    Posted by: patrick | Apr 23, 2014 9:47:07 AM

  13. Cretin.

    Posted by: DC Insider | Apr 23, 2014 9:50:05 AM

  14. well golly gee willickers...Congressman surfing....while MILLIONS go WITHOUT.....How many days have they worked this yr? (NOT even Half the year!) Yet we pay thier god-dammed salaries, A+++ HEALTH CARE and Lifetime pensions.....where's a DAM Shark when you need one?

    Posted by: disgusted merican | Apr 23, 2014 9:57:08 AM

  15. come out already, sexy man! the water is better out here, i promise :)

    Posted by: Lucas H | Apr 23, 2014 10:00:27 AM

  16. It looks like his feet are on the board so what's the "hanging ten" referring to? And how do you know it's TEN? That would be pretty impressive.

    Posted by: james st. james | Apr 23, 2014 10:07:43 AM

  17. Let's celebrate self hatred by posting a pic of this homophobe.

    Posted by: Mitch | Apr 23, 2014 10:13:40 AM

  18. Love to see the jealous nellies and their comments.

    Posted by: Charlie | Apr 23, 2014 10:17:14 AM

  19. Still totally gay

    Posted by: Steve | Apr 23, 2014 10:21:59 AM

  20. Towleroad seems to be suffering from internal homophobia. Sad.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Apr 23, 2014 10:33:57 AM

  21. You should descibe him as 'Homophobic closet case Aaron Schock'.

    Posted by: MaryM | Apr 23, 2014 10:35:57 AM

  22. Please don't post beefcake photos of closeted right-wing politicians.

    Posted by: Richard | Apr 23, 2014 10:36:37 AM

  23. What GGreen said. His proportions are very odd.

    Posted by: Sergio | Apr 23, 2014 10:44:08 AM

  24. "Is this supposed to make him look less gay?"

    Huh? First time I've heard there was anything gay about surfing.

    Posted by: crispy | Apr 23, 2014 10:44:17 AM

  25. Is this supposed to make him look less homophobic? Or less of the worst kind of bigot we are dealing with for our rights? R u serious Towleroad? wtf...

    Posted by: andrew | Apr 23, 2014 10:59:08 AM

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