Monday, May 09, 2011

Congressional Schock-wave

It's not every day you see Congressmen showing off their abs. This is Aaron Schock, a Republican from Illinois who happens to be the youngest member of Congress.

Photos of Republican lawmaker Aaron Schock, R-Illinois, are creating buzz today after the youngest member of the House of Representatives was photographed for the cover of Men’s Health magazine showing off his washboard abdominal muscles.

Schock, who is 29 and not married, is featured in a spread pushing the two-term congressman’s challenge to Americans to lose weight and get healthier this summer with a Take the Fit for Life Summer Challenge.

“You have the power to change your life for the better. By making smart, simple food and fitness choices, you can take control of your health—and look and feel better than you have in years! (And you’ll even be helping our nation in the bargain.),” Schock writes in the June issue of Men’s Health. “Do it for yourself. Do it for your family. Do it for your country!”

Democrats, meanwhile, take their usual low road.

But the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) circulated its own version of the cover to reporters in an email titled "Schock: Who Needs Medicare When You’ve Got Abs Like These?"

"As Americans continue to sour on the Republicans’ extreme, partisan plan to end Medicare, Representative Aaron Schock (IL-18) employed an unusual tactic to distract from his vote. Schock took to the cover of Men’s Health where he exposed everything, but his drastic plans to end Medicare," reads the email.

Schock may be young, but the children reside over at the DCCC.

It's worth noting Schock's district is reportedly 26% obese, so hopefully he'll set a good example. It's not like he's out there saying "Let's Move" and then crushing cheeseburgers afterwards.

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